The rain has come
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
It's been a good day here, if wet. In fact it's been raining
for so long I don't remember when it wasn't raining.
It rained all last weekend and has been raining and
snowing all week. I am a fairly cheerful person
(some people think ridiculously cheerful), but the
sorrows of the world do get to me. Yesterday
we watched the news about Japan on the big screen
at school. To watch that wave come up and destroy
everything in its path was devastating. There was no
escape. And people all over the world are fighting with
their lives for their freedom. I dreamt this picture when
I went to sleep last night. Years ago I used to paint in
red and green, but I saw it against a grey background.
Then I wanted rain because rain is a fact here. Rain
and more rain. The girl in my picture is resolute. She
will come through the rain and into the light. I wish
the same for the parts of the world affected by sorrowful
events and war.
Have a taking-care-of-your-family-and-neighbours day.