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.