Summer is fading fast as it often does. The swell of the cicadas has been rolling out and back for weeks now. I am filled with a plethora of tumultuous thoughts and emotions. I am beginning to realize that this is somehow always the case, and that I am doing my best to make some peace with all those things. Today I am finally working. Small sketch for a new painting. The smell of oils and fresh brewed coffee instantaneously make my soul feel a little lighter.