Thursday, December 23, 2010
Snow on the Beach - THANK YOU AG!
White Indian Ink (Bombay)
Winsor Newton WC
My thanks and gratitude go to my friend, AG, who kindly allowed me to paint her photograph! What fun!!! I live over three hours drive from the ocean and with temps at 50F yesterday, every bit of our snow was gone ... So painting this scene was extra pleasurable -- a trip to the beach, SNOW, and a wonderful view -- thank you, AG!!!!
I also had a fabulous surprise! My son came for an unexpected visit! With two children, a fiancée, a demanding job, our times together tend to be hurried and not often enough. What a joy to simply spend TIME with one's grown children - interacting as adults, as friends - yet with all the history and understanding that once living together can bring.
We played a few word games, he taught me even more about my new telephone (sometimes I feel like a dinosauric techno-nothing), and found some computer games for the grands when they come to visit next week - all of those showing me once more how quickly they are growing and learning.
I know we 'older folks' continue to say this over and over - and I can't help but repeat it - there is no other gift in the world more precious than kindness and the TIME spent with those we love -- be it children, siblings, parents, friends, pets. That one precious commodity is IRREPLACEABLE, rare and so very cherished. And yet, makes every bit the difference.
May we all find a bit of time to spend with those we love today ....and make it a time of joy and laughter ...