Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wellness Wednesday: Giving thanks

this is the morning sun reflecting on my favourite painting (click on the pic to see more detail - sorry it's a bit blurry!)
it hangs in our hallway and reminds us all, as we go about our day, to give thanks to god Dei gratia.
it was painted by local artist caroline jordan for my 40th birthday, back in 2004 - my dad asked what i wanted, and i told him :o)
it's covered with favourite quotes - there's T.S. Eliot, Mary Oliver, John Keats (and lots of Latin!) - and pulls together images important to me - a black madonna and a white child, a Bloomsbury jug, the vibrant colours of Africa - caroline and i spent a day together talking and talking, reading favourite poems, and left it all up to her Muse...
i will always treasure the painting and all it represents, but i'll also always treasure the morning sun and what it means - another day gifted for love and laughter, colour and poetry, the love of family and friends...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING for tomorrow to all my US friends and relatives


At 3:09 am , Blogger storyteller said...

What a lovely painting … and how marvelously it serves to inspire you each day to give thanks. Thanks for your holiday wishes. I shared a Wellness Wednesday post at Sacred Ruminations today too.
Hugs and blessings,

At 1:48 am , Blogger Kai said...

Aloha claire,
That's absolutely lovely, the colours scorch off the canvas.. :)
peace n hugs, Kai xx

At 9:05 pm , Blogger paintandink said...

What a cool painting! It just glows...

... hope you are well!


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