Monday, October 12, 2009

What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say

I don't know anything about this painting or its painter. I found it on the Internet one day and saved it to my picture file.
I like the little red bird perched on the stem. Maybe it's looking at the pond water below. Maybe it's admiring the flowers.
I know when I look at this painting, I feel peace. Some of the leaves are old and full of holes. One is curling; I don't know why. It's a space that seems serene within itself, not making any statements, not startling anyone, not inspiring one to think.
I know I need that serenity in my life today. It isn't there inside today. In its place is low-grade anxiety, a sense of being overwhelmed. And so I look at this painting. I don't have to do anything. Just wait. This too shall pass.



7 comments:

clean and crazy said...

you really have captured this moment, what else is there to say but, thinking of you and hoping for your moment to come soon. take care

Madison said...

I wonder, why would God even create the emotion of anxiety and then mention that prayer is a good way to give it away? Some days I wish I had that bird's life. :)

Monkey Man said...

When I would find myself in that state of being anxious or overwhelmed, I would walk my dog. The exercise did me well. I would focus on my surrounds much the same way you are focusing on your painting.

Tall Kay said...

One day at a time...you will get through this darkness. Your light shines so brightly when you're at peace. Please know that you're not alone and we are all praying for your good health to return. God bless you Chris...big hugs to you!

Shadow said...

my bean had a fortune cookie yesterday with the message: a wall with pictures, is a wall with thoughts...

Karen said...

I think the leaf is cupping its hands in prayer: "Thank you for this moment. Now."

xoxox

the walking man said...

If everything was always calm and orderly then there would be the calm and order to make us question ourselves. The essence in the painting is the diversity and ages in the life depicted. How boring it would be if everything, everyday was just routine.

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