29 October 2003, acrylic on canvas, 24x36 inches
rephotographed 2007

"But, there are hours of lonely musing,
Such as in evening silence come,
When, soft as birds their pinions closing,
The heart's best feelings gather home.
Then in our souls there seems to languish
A tender grief that is not woe;
And thoughts that once wrung groans of anguish
Now cause some mild tears to flow."

Charlotte Bronte