Now that looks good!
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
(This painting took a long time
to do, but the title seems
right, both for a Valentine's dinner
on the train with my sweetheart,
and for the idea of a world
of loving, kind people)What if we woke up every day, as I have for these
26 days of the month of February, thinking about how
to be more loving? What impact would that have on
our lives? No. I haven't succeeded every minute of this
Month of Love, in being a pure, loving human being.
But I have had it on my mind, and you know what? -- It's been a
But what if we could all quit all the hating and fighting,
and realize that we are all one, and fight for each other's
rights, and not stick pipelines in environmentally fragile
zones, and fight for the planet and its sustenance, and
for equal food, equal rights for everyone on this little
planet? It seems long since time. Way overdue.
Instead we watch people get killed by guns, and debate whether
guns are dangerous. We know that pipelines fail and
cause enormous damage, and we keep building them.
We decide whether people are worthy based on their
race, ethnicity, country of origin, sex, age and skin
colour. In short as a planet we are totally insane,
and we need to change and fast.
So what if we could wake up every morning wondering
how to be more loving in each exchange for that day alone?
We could transform this place we call home.
Have a sending love out into the world day.