Thursday, July 24, 2014
Morning Thoughts--The Sad Painting
I had thought it would make a nice gift for a friend but no. What person would want a gift of five little girls, all in terrible states of mind? Not a happy picture. Even if it were an original painting, I don't think anyone would appreciate that gift.
So what was it that immediately attracted me? Most likely, the very reason no one else would want it, especially as a gift! The attitudes of those little girls..... They are expressing on the outside how I have been feeling lately on the inside. Living in a beautiful place doesn't always guarantee that life will go smoothly.
As long as we are alive, we will have problems. Problems with people we love and people we barely know. Down periods. I was also catching a cold when I bought that painting. I had no electricity again last night. I was sneezing in bed, thinking about the painting of those unhappy little girls, staring at me in the dark...... For some reason it gave me comfort. Maybe because it acted as a mirror for my feelings. Maybe because it reminds me that everyone who lives has hard times, some more than others. But it is just a fact of life. Maybe I need that little painting to remind me to have patience when I come upon a bad period. That good times will come again. The electricity comes back on. The cold fades. Good relationships return. Up, Down, Up, Down. The merry-go-round of life......... Nothing is permanent except death. Many people believe even death isn't permanent.