Wednesday, September 22, 2010
But mixed in with the time change and the to-do list and the week's worth of catching up and the three-birthdays-in-a-row that start today have been some gifts: Cynthia Bourgeault's new book on Mary Magdalene arrived in the mail while I was gone (hurray!) and this was the sunrise that greeted my sleep-deprived eyes when I staggered into my bathroom this morning.
It's amazing what a little light, and color, and inspiration can do to alleviate the challenges of daily life. It's a bit of a reminder of our sacred duty as artists -- which Vasily Kandinsky describes this way:
"The duty of the artist is to send light into the darkness of men’s souls."
I don't think we do that alone, of course; I prefer to think of myself as a channel through which light flows. But mostly, this morning, I am grateful that light has that wonderful quality to illuminate -- and soften -- the darkness that can set in when we are feeling depressed or overwhelmed. It really helps -- and I am happy to share.
Posted by Diane Walker at 7:55 AM