A Day in Vermont
July 28, 2014

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Cornwall-Salisbury Bridge

Every bridge will take us somewhere.

Over the river and into our future.

As we cross something’s left behind.

And that’s not always easy.

Perhaps it’s a good thing we can’t turn around.

On a bridge.

Size: 11X14 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on linen panel

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A Bridge Called Love

It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.
There is a bridge of memories
from earth to Heaven above…
It keeps our dear ones near us
It’s the bridge that we call love.
Author Unknown

Dad-Peter

33 Responses to “Cornwall-Salisbury Bridge”

  1. Jeanette Kononan

    I love your narratives for your paintings just as much as I love your paintings. You truly have a way with beautiful words to tie to your peaceful art. I am so sorry for the recent loss of your father. Your parents were truly lovely people.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks very much Jeanette. I suppose my paintings are just little poems of paint. Sincere feelings shared with others is poetry, no matter what the medium.

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  2. Claire McDonnell

    This poem is absolutely beautiful, as is the touching picture of you and your Dad. I was very sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. I hope you are doing well.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Claire, we are very fortunate to have so much support.

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  3. Victoria Schneider

    Dear Peter, there are no words at times like these, however, what more apt painting than that of a BRIDGE to share your feelings and sentiments about passing. We are all “bridges” for one another whether we’re aware of it or not. Your painting and this poem are poignant reminders. Blessed BE!
    “A luminous Light remains where a beautiful Soul has passed.” –Antoine Bovena
    Go gently, my friend….
    Victoria

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    • Peter Huntoon

      John Lubbock said, “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” I actually painted this bridge 2 weeks ago. What I saw then in the bridge, vs. now, is just a little different. It’s always amazing to me how our current state of mind affects what (and how) we see. Another good one by Joseph Joubert: “You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.”

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  4. David Churchill

    Cool picture. I love your narrative and the picture with your Dad.

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  5. Olivia Teja

    Your bridge to your emotions is beautiful. Sorry about your loss,losing one’s parents is a hard thing to deal with. God bless you at this time and I love the painting.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Olivia, your sentiments are much appreciated.

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  6. Randy Priest

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Probably like me, your father shaped you to be who you are today. You will never stop missing him. Listen to the song “Leader of the Band” by Dan Fogelberg and you will moved. My favorite verse in the song is,
    “I thank you for the music and your stories of the road
    I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go
    I thank you for the kindness and the times when you got tough
    And papa, I don’t think I said I love you near enough”.

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  7. Monica McEnerny

    We have been thinking so much about you. Your Dad was a wonderful man. We wish you a peaceful heart during this time. Thank you for these lovely paintings and poems. They inspire people beyond your knowing. With love, M and H

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  8. Judith Jones

    Peter I am very sorry for the loss of your father. He was a very special man. I remember him from the State Cut Rate and always enjoyed visiting with him when I went in to the store. Also I really enjoyed your video of the bridge painting . I think Vermont has the most beautiful scenery.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      We have great memories of dad working at the State Cut Rate. I remember the candy section and stacks of comic books most. Thank you Judith.

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  9. Bill Mullan

    You were blessed to have such parents. Any memory I have of them has smiling, kind, loving folk. You aren’t too bad yourself my friend. Bill

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Bill, I can see your smiling face from here, and it’s wonderful.

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  10. Bonnie Walker

    I love the video, showing you on a clear summer day doing what you live most
    So sorry to hear of your saying goodbye to your Dad. It is a difficult time. I know. My Dad in ’88 and my Mom in ’99. Mr hubby in ’09 and my sister and brother in law in ’12. Some days I want to scream STOP, I want to get off

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    • Sue Atkinson

      I offer my condolences in the loss of your father. It’s not easy to say goodbye. Your paintings and video and poetry sharing are all very inspiring . Thank You!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Some days are better than others Bonnie, that’s for sure. We make the best and most of each one as they come. Thanks for all the support.

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  11. Helen Hadley

    Peter – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your dad must have been an incredible man to raise such a special son.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I’ve said this a couple of times to friends, but I think if I can somehow manage to be half the man my dad was, that will be close enough, and pretty darn good. Thank you Helen.

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  12. Brian Dugan

    I’m so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Your work helps me remember spending time with my family in Vermont–thank you.

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  13. Cindy Pelkey

    I am sorry for your loss. I lost both my father and my 15-year-old son within a year of each other. I love your bridge painting and as I read A Bridge Called Love I can picture our loved ones in heaven on one side of the bridge and all of us on the other. How wonderful it would be to have a bridge to meet on, even if for only a moments a day.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Cindy, I really like your thought there. Nice.

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  14. Marianne West

    We are so, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  15. Peggy Stattel

    Excellent! I loved the video and the progress of the painting. You are such a talent. I love your work. I meant to tell you how sorry I was to hear of your dad’s passing when I saw you the other day. I’m sure he was smiling to see all your wonderful works. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Peggy

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Good to see you Peggy, thanks for all your support! Dad was and always will be there to give me a smile and nod of approval when I paint something good.

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  16. Gail

    Hi Peter. I was outbid on this and because of the time difference, unless I get up at 5:00 am to bid, I can’t seem to get ahead of the bidding. I think people wait until the last minute to enter their bids — makes sense but does seem to squeeze out West Coast folks. Any suggestions?

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