On the Move
32″ x 32″ oil/canvas
Prayer on the Threshold of Tomorrow (excerpt):
Lord, now is the time to send your wisdom and kindness to the tortured who, although they have forgotten, need you. Let the trouble of our time be short. Let it be settled with justice. Let the fortress of our egos, that huge barricade, crumble. And let every treasure go to every man. Let every garden gate open. But let no flower be crushed. No single branch fall.
– By Vahan Tekeyan (1878-1945): He survived the Turkish execution of over 2 million Armenians in 1915. He was outside his country at the time. He lived in exile until his death.