R. S. Williams

All I want is to get the words right.

Golden Leaves and Sky

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University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia – 11 November 2014

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Wednesday Photo: 11/19/14

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“Bank Building Mural, Late Afternoon”
Meansville, Georgia – 6 November 2014

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Hillside Monday: 11/17/14

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“Last of the Old Guard”
LaGrange, Georgia – 24 October 2014

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Furry. Fierce. Orange.

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Denver, Colorado – 2 August 2014

 

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Blue Fountain

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University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia – 3 November 2014

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Wednesday Photo: 11/12/14

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“Famous Last Words”
LaGrange, Georgia – 24 October 2014

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Hillside Monday: 11/10/14

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“Restored Mural, Doc Spier’s Place”
LaGrange, Georgia – 24 October 2014

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For a few weeks, I’ve been trying to write up a birthday post, something full of wisdom and grace. I’m even more thankful and grateful this birthday than I was for 40; so I should have some extra-profound thoughts to share. Makes sense, right?

Of course, we all know how “should” works out (read: never as we expect). So much has changed for me over the last year. I’m still thinking through so much that I’m not yet ready to share.

But I did manage to come up with a few things occurring to me around my 41st birthday—or, rather, epiphanies that arrived only when I finally got out of my own way. They’ll have to do for now.

I don’t want my life to be perfect. It’s perfect in its imperfection.

I will never have it all figured out. I will never have it all together. And, strangely, this is fine. As soon as I figure it all out, I’ll either be 1) dead, or 2) full of shit.

Or 3) it’ll all change. As soon as I think I know what I’m doing—as soon as I think I know what to expect—everything changes. And, as I have seen again and again, it’s supposed to be that way. I can’t learn what I’m here to learn with a comfortable, lazy mind.

Somehow, miraculously, I have completed 41 years on this planet. Now, starting my fifth decade, I realize that on average, I have anywhere from 15 to 50 years left if I’m going to help anyone or leave behind anything that’s worth a damn. And I had best get busy, because I don’t know what’s ahead.

Thank you for listening.
I love you all.

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Herringbone Brick with Blue

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Downtown LaGrange, Georgia – 24 September 2014

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Wednesday Photo: 11/5/14

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“Sunset on West Georgia Drive”
Carrollton, Georgia  – 14 October 2014

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Shattered, Part 1

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Wedowee, Alabama – 19 September 2014

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Hillside Monday: 11/3/14

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“After Work”
LaGrange, Georgia – 24 October 2014

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Happy HalloNOMNOMNOM

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Buddy and Miller, at Play
LaGrange, Georgia – 10 October 2014

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Waiting #2

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Wedowee, Alabama – 19 September 2014

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Wednesday Photo: 10/29/14

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“Title Pawn Siren Song”
LaGrange, Georgia – 24 October 2014

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Poke Salad and Clouds

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LaGrange, Georgia – 19 August 2014

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Hillside Monday: 10/27/14

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“Garage at Dusk”
LaGrange, Georgia – 20 August 2014

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Converging Paths with Maple

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University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia – 2 October 2014

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Abstract Cabinet

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Acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, oil, and ink on 1960s enameled steel cabinet
3rd floor studio, LaGrange College Department of Art
LaGrange, Georgia – 1 July 2014

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Wednesday Photo: 10/22/14

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Cat, Chair, Linoleum
LaGrange, Georgia – 9 May 2014

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