Friday, October 24, 2008

Retreat

"Retreat," mixed media collage, 4" x 5"

The act or process of withdrawing, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant.

The process of going backward or receding from a position or condition gained.

A place affording peace, quiet, privacy, or security.

A period of seclusion, retirement, or solitude.

A period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, or study:
a religious retreat.

Middle English retret, from Old French retrait, retret, from past participle of retraire, retrere, "to draw back," from Latin retrahere. (from the Free Online Dictionary)


3 comments:

  1. Is the bird crying?

    (word verification: dangr! as in retreat!)

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  2. I think the bird is sad that it had to retreat. I don't interpret this image as the bird enjoying "a retreat."

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