Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Above is a familiar print, a favorite of mine. When I viewed it today for what seemed like the up teeth time I pinpointed one of the reasons I enjoy it so much. This print is lovingly displayed at the nursing home where my mother has been living for a little over a year. The many factors of this artwork takes my mind to a place of calm. The rich sky of blue in it's varied hue is certainly a factor, along with it's main action figure of a snowy white dove in flight with her olive branch clutched tightly in her beak.
My mother & I have traveled a turbulent sea much of my life. Thankfully we have been blessed in learning to let go. To forgive. Forgiving is much like a series of strength training exercises. Not to be over looked, or it's importance to be taken lightly. I've known this for a very long time, and now as I approach the eve of my birthday viewing this print today reminds me of the depths of where I've come from, & where I'm at. We do learn from it all, the good & the not so good. Working ever so hard in overcoming deep hurts along the way, & nurturing our ability in continuing to forgive. Forgiveness a daily strength training exercise that continues to fortify us in body, mind, & spirit.
A few weeks ago I was cleaning up the plant world in my kitchen which had become cluttered with a few shoots that were way past their prime. As I was sorting & laying them out I was struck by their immense beauty. In all actuality I could never say simple, as in simple beauty. They are as one can see far too complex to be simple in any way.
So much of our lives are hidden beneath the surface. Invisible to all even ourselves.