66 notes Colin McCahon, I considered all the acts of oppression, 1981
"I considered all toil andall achievement and sawthat it comes from rivalrybetween man and man.This too is emptiness andchasing the wind.The fool folds his armsand wastes away.
Better one hand full andpeace of mind than bothfists full and toil that ischasing the wind.
Here again I saw emptiness underthe sun with out son or brothertoiling endless yet never”

Colin McCahon, I considered all the acts of oppression, 1981

"I considered all toil and
all achievement and saw
that it comes from rivalry
between man and man.
This too is emptiness and
chasing the wind.
The fool folds his arms
and wastes away.

Better one hand full and
peace of mind than both
fists full and toil that is
chasing the wind.

Here again I saw emptiness under
the sun with out son or brother
toiling endless yet never”

October 5th
Tags: Colin McCahon, oppression, oppressed, toil, rivalry, this too, emptiness, waste away, wind, endless,
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