Monday, September 23, 2019

Art saves the good memories

Dancing in the living room
Watercolour on watercolour paper
16 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir ©
The beauty of portrait art is that it makes time stand
still.  I love this painting although the couple has not
been together for a long time, and it is a reminder of
multiple losses of people we loved and who meant
a great deal to us.

When the couple got divorced we lost the friendship
of the man in the painting.  Years later after a sad
difference in thinking that created a gap impossible
 to bridge, we lost the rest of the family.

When you lose friends for any reason it is sad.
But art makes this lovely and loving moment exist
in the present.  It was heartfelt then, part
of a long and joyful love story.  That reality
still exists here, and it makes me happy to
remember it.

Have a loving your happy memories day.

1 comment:

Verna Vogel said...

I love this. The preserved memory of a very happy and contented moment. It's true, art can do that. What a lovely reminder, and a truly lovely painting.


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