ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
This painting was done at a re-enactment rendezvous several years ago. Paul’s character was an artist from the 1800s, who like Seth Eastman, would paint the people of the new unexplored parts of our young nation. A Native American had his tent set near Paul’s, so he asked if he could paint him. He agreed and between the two – they made a trade agreement. Paul would give him the painting for a pair of earrings for me. Oh the simple life of days gone by. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could still live that way?
A simple time when days were filled with elementary things,
Like gathering wood and breathing air and songs that nature brings,
Enjoying all the scenes of life within our earthly pale,
And leaving all the cares behind when life starts growing stale,
To start each day with wonderment, instead of fear and care,
To feel the hand of God near you, His closeness there to share,
To contemplate the quiet things and not be self absorbed,
To turn your troubles to the Lord, you’ll surely be restored,
That simple place is in your heart, a place where Jesus dwells,
A place of calm and comfort too, and all our fears dispels.