Ready for action
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014We were without heat for three and a half days
during the ice storm that hit Toronto the Saturday
before Christmas. Steven had the flu, so we
stayed until we were too cold sleeping even with
our winter hats on, and moved into a hotel.
Christmas took a hit, because we'd planned our
biggest push for the festivity for that weekend and
the lights went out just as our son and his wife
were putting up the tree.
But on Christmas eve the magic of lights on
happened as we drove down our street to fetch the
cats and put them with friends with power, who
had kindly offered to take them. So we had
Christmas morning and Christmas dinner in
our own house.
The power went off again the next day for five and
a half hours, and friends came to rescue us, taking
us home to their house for dinner.
My painting today is of one of our friends at a
very quiet (but warm) dinner at our house.
Not much hoopla thanks to shortages of power at the
malls, and closed stores, but great joy in the return of light
and heat. This is a very small painting for me --
8 x 8 inches. But it captures something of my
Happy New Year to all, and may the power be with you!