Oriental Poppies By Georgia O’Keefe


The bold and deep centers of these oriental poppies fire up my imagination to think about my soul.  Do you sometimes ponder about your soul?  Doesn’t the soul denote an invisible and immortal “something” that lasts forever?

I remember a time while meditating as being taken somewhere peaceful I had never been before.  After a spell, I felt my heart jolted back into my bosom, eyes blinking wide  realizing that I had been in a very special place.  I concluded that I had finally discovered my soul.

I believe the soul is where one receives a sweet inner longing for something greater than one’s self like truth and beauty.  The soul protects us even if we may temporarily choose an unlikely path.  Divine is that moment when a person discovers wisdom and happiness in their soul.   No doubt, Georgia O’Keefe painted her soul in this brilliant canvass when she said, “I decided that if I could paint a flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.”  She was right.  Her soul is beautiful.

When asked, “what do you want?  Author Cassandra Clare answered, “Just coffee, black like my soul.”

On the radio there is a popular song that sends me each time I hear it with the refrain, “It is well with my soul.”

Indeed, it is well with my own soul.

May you be well with your everlasting soul!