Primulas in a Victorian dish (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Ach aye (Scots for yes!) It is Valentine's Day. We seem to
have been celebrating forever. But what a day. I stuck
Valentine's all over the office I share when I'm at my
part time teaching job, handed out more candy. And
discussions all day seemed to circle around love, and
the lack of it. I say there's something great about a
cause for celebration that allows us all to focus on
being more loving. But the single people I met today
see the whole day quite differently.
I have candles and flowers and a good meal whether
I'm alone or with my sweetheart and family, so
in some ways it was a normal day. But I gave Steven
a book of poetry and he gave me sweet cards. We got
Thai food in and watched Jon Stewart. Just that much
relaxing made it a special day -- both of us refrained
from running off and doing an evening of work after
an already long day. So I admit I know we are lucky
to have one another. Very. And I had calls from both of
my sweet sons, and talked to my mother...so Happy
Day for loving. It has been.
My painting tonight is unfinished. It's the primulas
I bought for Steven for Valentine's Day and plunked
in a Victorian white china serving dish. I haven't got it
exactly, but I like the mood and I'll finish it up tomorrow.
Primulas are a cheery harbinger of spring for sure. Good news.
Despite the almost gale force winds today, and the
ice sheets that will cover the roads tomorrow. Spring is
coming. It was still light at 6 o'clock this evening. But let's
not rush our lives. Let's take the lesson of Valentine's Day on
a Monday, and enjoy the day.
Have a savouring-the-joys-of-the-day day.