Sunday, April 26, 2015

This


This painting, one of my favorites by the Trinidadian artist Brianna McCarthy, is my hedge this morning against all the pain and loss unfolding in Nepal, and the more familiar sorrows happening closer to home. This morning, I'm holding fast to the simultaneous existence of beauty, and souls like Brianna who I think must be here on the planet to help soften the harsh edges of this human incarnation. We are so puny in the face of massive shifts in the earth's crust, as happened in Nepal yesterday. Thousands lost as the ground beneath them rolled and broke. Sometimes the only thing to do is pray. And drink in what is good.

8 comments:

  1. It is simply too much for my mind to take in.

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  2. We're on the same page today -- as, I'm certain, most are. This is beautiful.

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  3. Love the painting...the events in Nepal are tragic...Hugs to you.

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  4. We look to beauty to sustain us in the face of tragedies big and small, global and personal. That makes sense to me.

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  5. That is a beautiful painting. Thank you for posting.

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