Praise the beauty of today! There’s a strong cool wind swaying over thick giant oak trees; bright hot sun casts waving shadows on their leaves as hoarfrost. Perched on the deck my eyes in awe, a mini forest glorifies God’s nature with barely a cloud in blue sky, angels ministering over the land, my heart beats faster as I commune with the universe. My pen flows with mystery then beauty seizes my senses.
A strong Southeast blows
full oak branches glisten as snow
Spirit breathes on paper
Catherine of Siena ASKING GOD…?
Pray Tell – Where is Virtuous Love found?
God’s answer to Catherine of Siena is “in our neighbors.”
She agrees, “because I can’t show my Creator my love for Him directly, so I have to use my neighbors and do for them the service I cannot do for God.”
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” What a powerful directive to inflame minds!
To love foes as friends
each as brother and sister
there, is virtuous love
Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us
Ships in deep water
Life sails over rough currents
Peace lies very deep
“I lost my heart to the ocean and with it a piece of my soul.” –Johanna Kauffman
POINT TO PONDER
Sometimes a dangerous prayer is necessary.
For any one who may doubt the existence of God, try shouting out, “God, if you are real, show me.”
I believe He will show you…and let me know what happens…
Wallpaper by Alphonse Mucha
Like this wallpaper, any art from Alphonse Mucha is sumptuous and impassions my fondness for fluid beauty known as Art Nouveau…drawing out this fantasy.
Her ruby lips matched the poinsettias
Around her finger sparkled the emerald and diamond ring
While her solitary heart was wrapped in violet amethyst
but finding joy in her birthday topaz
“I used to kneel for hours as an acolyte in front of Christ’s grave. It was in a dark alcove covered with flowers heavy with intoxicating fragrance and wax candles were burning quietly all around with a sort of sacred light which illuminated from below the martyred body of Christ. No one in front of me who would see me shutting my eyes and thinking of God-knows-what and imagining that I am kneeling on the edge of a mysterious unknown figure…
“I was happy to be involved in an art for the people and not for private drawing rooms. The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that mankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other, the easier this will become.” –Alphonse Mucha
His floral expressions make me feel very feminine.
What do you think of him?