This painting is based on a photograph that my daughter, Shahar took of a monk on the Ganges River at daybreak. The words in the painting reflect my longing for her on the far side of the world for the first time:
Suddenly you're gone, stillness. The house rests, hushed. Cat curls in close on the bed. I email you routinely following your odyssey faithfully up the Himalayas down along the Ganges basin.
Then I ask myself, What must she be doing this very moment? Here is how I answered:
You're celebrating Chanukah now with friends and candles bought from an old woman by the water.
Thus I have balanced my inner feelings with Shahar's experiences.