A Discovery

‘A Discovery’ – new painting, acrylics on canvas board

I once knew a man who went on a grand expedition to find the centre of the Universe, in the hope of discovering the source of all things. Each time he thought he had found it, it slipped away, or was proven false. The man kept searching, but eventually became bitter and exhausted.

One time, I found him wearily contemplating the movement of fish, back and forth, back and forth, until he suddenly burst out laughing.

“Such beauty!” he cried, over and over again.

I asked him what was so funny, for I had never before heard him laugh.

“The centre of the Universe?” he cried happily. “How could it be anywhere other that here? I’ve been looking for myself all these long years!”

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