Row Row Row Your Boat

♫ Row row row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream. ♫ (Cited from Youtube). This is one of favorite children’s songs that I used to sing. Now I realize that “life is but a dream sounds harsh to me.

My boat is floating down the stream, smoothly, but occasionally it is involved in the rough streams, and almost upturned. Sometimes I want to stop rowing but my boat is drifting to unexpected direction.

The painting below is titled,”Stream”, 24”x29”, Acrylic and pastel on canvas, 2019©Kikuko Sakota Art