This piece is a homage to my grandparents, all four of them who have passed away by this point. The painting is of my grandfather, and also posted is a sketch where I drew him as he lay on his death bed. This is also a homage to my former relationship with Helen, who nurtured and supported me at that time where i cried involuntarily at the feet of my passing grandfather, and the words are reflections of the present processing of that relationship with my ex-lover (Helen) into a new, perhaps even deeper continuing one. The following text inscribed in the watercolor, typed out if you wanted to read. It goes as follows-- In nature, all that is given life will have life taken away, only to return to nature in a different form. This is cycle is a law of nature, and it is neither good nor bad. All form in nature is evident of this. And with this understanding, let there be the motivation to live life fully, presently to that short end which it is given. May all relationships with all things be experienced with this understanding, celebrated with love, commitment, honesty and vulnerability and when it is done… with this understanding be mourned and brought closure to with acknowledgment and letting go of, inviting and existing with the pain that comes at its end, completing the cycle whether with material things, with nature, other humans, or one's own existence. And with this understanding, may one find acceptance in their being despite the conditioned psychology that we are all conditioned with to veil and confuse with judgement, fear, imagining the laws and operations of nature to be either good or bad, rather with a rational faculty to know ones function in the universe and to live accordingly and to have a relationship of presence not only with life in each moment, but with death in it's when the time comes as well.