Driving to work this afternoon I saw the world had taken on a new look. Like a shiny penny, it was remarkable in its brilliance. It felt like the world had just been created, the making of God's hands, eyes, and wisdom. A new day! Miraculous combinations of colors showed themselves in the juxtaposition of yellow greens against soft mauve blossoms. The trees took on a new look "touched" by fresh green buds, finally making their appearance after the trying months of Winter's harshness. My spirit, too, felt reborn. I felt that I could move mountains, swim the English Channel (and I, not such a great swimmer), tackle any project with success. The glory of the day lit up my entire being, and I felt all was right with the world. I wanted to breath it all in. Not take my eyes off its wonder. Let it impact my every thought. Like being present at "The Creation". What a gift such a day brings to humanity! I know I need to get outdoors to savor the sights and smells of Spring, as it springs anew. I need to touch it with my paintbrush and commit it to memory.
I remembered this painting I did last year at Matthei Gardens, in Ann Arbor. The feeling of light and plants in bloom had that sense about it too.
As I drove along I felt as if I had my mother riding on my shoulder. I remembered how she'd watch for the first signs of spring, the green buds readying themselves on what had been barren branches. Then she knew, as I do, that we are "home free"! It's like a fresh drink of water to sustain one, after a long dry season... Drink it in!!!