PROFOUND AURA

Opium Poppies, Iris, Tulips by Simon Verelst

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

HAIBUN

This painting hung at the end of a long hallway in my parents’ home and always greeted me with speculation for its somber aura.  Most of all, it reminds me of my mother’s pastor consoling me at her death when he said, “Don’t cry, your mother was ready to meet God in peace and return to her family.”  Now this painting hangs near where I am writing this and I can honestly say its aura speaks to me of beautiful hope.

HAIKU

In seeking true love

the beloved is found

giving gracious gifts

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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” 

–Emily Louise Heard