“Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance.
The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony.
This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.
So, if you see things without realizing the perfect harmony of their background,
everything appears to be in the form of suffering.
If you understand the background of existence,
you realize that suffering is how we live,
and how we extend our life.”
- Shunryu Suzuki
Paul Theriault is a self-taught painter in Roslindale, MA. If you'd like to make a studio visit, or commission a piece of art, please contact by
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