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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Forest Fire in Moonlight, 1920; watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, 26 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Forest Fire in Moonlight, 1920; watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, 26 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, April 18, 1916

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 18, 1916—

While working in Life this morning, I suddenly thought of all the dreams I have ever had of wildflowers and unseen woods; and a great longing came over me to be able to live in such a dreamworld meeting no other being; & I became so oblivious to my surroundings and self that I grew dizzy.

I saw the sunset on the lake tonight—

I saw the moon thru the trees—

There is the hasty first impression view of nature and also the contemplative reconstructive view. I scarcely get time for the latter.

 

Charles E. Burchfield

 

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