“…degrees of belonging to one another …”
Back in 1994 when I entered my first national art competition I was accepted to exhibit at The National Arts Club in New York City. I had submitted one of the early iterations of my Airscapes series
and when I spoke to one of the Club’s representatives on the phone she commented, “Your work was not the kind that I thought a monk would be engaged in.” I suspect that she had expected religious imagery. The fact is that we all come to a new relationship with expectations and they often betray a worldview that even we might not be aware we possess!
A difference in expectations within a relationship was made clear to me the other day while I was listening to an online Hawaiian radio station. A conversation occurred between a husband and a wife about their upcoming 5-year anniversary. The husband wanted it celebrated on the beach…
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