The Solemn Tree
This tree means many things to many people. This image of solitude, image of survival.
I knew someone who believed that life was all about the effort, the work you applied to each day. If you just plan and follow through, your life will turn out well. At times I began to believe that, pouring myself into work and diligence with passion and unfailing drive.
What is wrong with that philosophy? I quote Robbie Burns with this answer: “The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry”. A lost job, a failed marriage, an illness that takes a toll, so many ways that life, in spite of all our best efforts can cause our plans to melt away like sugar in hot water.
I lived my life amid that panacea of work hard and do all the right things. Even in those times I looked upon the homeless as I passed them on the streets, pity, but never knowing how close anyone of us are every single day to becoming one of them. A string of unfortunate events that no one has the ability to avoid can befall us at any time, how fragile we really are.
I am not homeless. I am healthy. I have modest things, I am present. By the grace of God there go I. In his grace we live, eat, walk, breathe. Those that choose not to believe, it is theirs to make that choice. For me is faith that Gods grace is sufficient for all of our needs. My life is a living testament to that.
This tree, this solemn powerful tree is rooted well and survives all storms and powerful waves. God cares for it.
God cares for you, and me. Even through our darkest moments in life, he is ever present.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.