#Repost @thebobartlett with @repostapp ・・・ "Fourth of July" oil on linen 60x60 2016 • A father lifts up his son as they watch the explosive fireworks on a summer's evening in celebration of Independence Day. The fireworks flash and boom, then they are gone, leaving a gaping hallow where stillness was once enough. The mystery is great and tragic. We witness a sliver of this vast drama, and it's gone before we can grasp it, a neutrino ghost dance in the night. I held you briefly during the numinous show, as you whispered, “I'm right here, Dad … Everybody is always everywhere.”