Living with uncertainty

  "Side by Side'' (encaustic), by Carol Odell, in the "Almost Miniatures'' show at Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, Mass., Nov. 17-Jan. 14.

"Side by Side'' (encaustic), by Carol Odell, in the "Almost Miniatures'' show at Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, Mass., Nov. 17-Jan. 14.

“When you’re young you prefer the vulgar months, the fullness of the seasons. As you grow older you learn to like the in-between times, the months that can’t make up their minds. Perhaps it’s a way of admitting that things can’t ever bear the same certainty again.” 

-- Julian Barnes, in "Flaubert's Parrot''