The inspiration for this painting came on a stormy day where I was driving home from our family farm. My Dad had just passed away from cancer. We had decisions to make, how to care for Mom, what to do with a life time of stuff! How to survive the crushing grief. My heart moved back and forth between the sparkling joy of a spirit set free from pain and the dark weight of separation. The horizon was a perfect reflection of my emotions, dark rain with sun streaks. Happy and sad, the mixed bag of a life.