The featured image: Red Leaves are for Nature Notes, Maktro Tex: Nov.
Several things came together last week. First a few lines about “the back story.” I dreaded to go to Southern California to accompany hubby on his job, because I had the feeling it would be tiring and uncomfortable. Yet, I let it slip out to one of my painting friends that hubby had a job in Southern California.”Next day an email came, “Can you paint?”
When writing a few days later in my journal that we should not let ourselves lead by circumstances, but by the message and purpose that is in our heart, I wondered why I was writing this. Was something serious going to happen?
The next song actually comes last in the story, but you need it now, to understand the whole story.
At my wedding a small group sang to us, bride and bridegroom
“BECAUSE the Lord is my shepherd
I have everything that I need
he causes me to lie down in meadows, streams
…………………………………..even when walking
through the dark valley of death
I will not be afraid, cause you are right beside me
guiding, guarding all the way ……….”
This song is known in the Western world as the 23rd psalm
This song came to mind a few days after I had heard about the eleven, killed in the synagogue. in Pittsburgh.
At the time about the killings in the synagogye I knew nothing about it. I had a talk with Liz while we were both painting in LAguna Niguel (close to Laguna Beach, CA).
She was finishing up a painting of a young shepherd
“With a sigh, “I’ve been painting on this almost a year …
his staff was a revelation in itself. “(for her)
When she asked what I was painting, I started telling,
“Yesterday when the music began to play
I began to see in my mind a very dark corridor, like a hall. The end was pitch black. Then some little spots of light appeared … like doors?
A shepherd came out of one. It was Jesus. In the dark I could faintly see a mourning dove on his shoulder.
He turned to the one behind him, who was frightened to go onto that dark pathway. I was like walking on water.
“Come on, when you stay close to me, you can do it, you really can. We will walk in the dark together,” and took the hand of the frightened one.
Tue Travel, City Tripping,
What is so significant we discovered, was that our paintings complemented each other, as well as the song on my wedding. The song was composed by another Jewish shepherd, who later became known as king David.
These parts all needed to come together for one or more,
frightened by these kinds of dark circumstances, needing to know, he or she is not walking this dark path alone.
If you know someone struggling with this kind of a darkness of circumstances, please pass on this story.
(my painting is not done yet, but I’ll show it when finished)
Floral Fri Foto, Natur Donnerstag, Fri Bliss
A colorful door
Thurs. Door, Weekend Reflection
C’est si bon, such beautiful clouds today!
Thankful Thurs., Sky Watch
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