Winter Lovers' Sunset
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019It's the monthaversary of our wedding day. We celebrate
every month, and tonight had a sip of champagne on
the back porch sitting in incredibly beautiful, golden, late
Later I was reading my book, and ended up falling asleep.
I was talking to myself in a dream, saying, "Lighten up!"
So I did. In my dream first I saw a candle in the dark, then
firecrackers shooting across the sky like they do here on the beach on
Victoria Day, then a sparkler. And I told myself that we might
not have firecrackers this year, or sparklers. Plus they are no
doubt bad for the environment. But so fantastic.
When I woke up I went to the window. The most incredibly
beautiful sunset filled the western sky! Wow! It was like
the universe said, "see what I mean?"
Okay, we are in a grievous pandemic. The other night I
found it oddly comforting to realize when I wanted to
grumble about not getting to go to the art store, or my
art group, or to teach, or to be in an art show -- that I had
to get real. This virus is like the bubonic
plague. It's random, insidious, and horrific.
So every minute that we are well is a bonus -- a reason
to be happy, to celebrate, to say Yay! Do you do that?
Do you check yourself, and say --"Hey! Change your
point of view?" I think I probably do it a million times
a day. Almost as often as I wash my hands.
Although we have no snow today, this painting is of a
similarly gorgeous sunset to the one we enjoyed tonight.
Have a being grateful for being healthy day.
What a sweet custom.
And a great story ... and painting!
Thank you so much Laura,
I so love your daffodils. We try to at least wish each other Happy Monthaversary on
both the monthly date of our wedding anniversary, and our first date.
Both stay vividly in our minds, and there was never a more important time
for small bits of happiness than now.
Stay healthy and stay safe.
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