The next topic in the book is sorrow. It is most difficult to write about that after such a glorious day yesterday, so I will hold off on writing about it. Instead, I’d like to talk about yesterday.
It was a day of love, one which I hope will continue as the days pass. It was the celebration of the birth of one who taught love for all mankind. I felt that yesterday… love for my fellows… did you? It was a very peaceful and fulfilling feeling. I showed that love by calling my family members, all of whom are scattered across the country. It felt wonderful to want to speak to them, to want to show my love for them…
I resurrected an old tradition from my marriage, which is that on Christmas day, we each would pick a project to complete during the day, a project that filled out soul. I did that yesterday, and ended up cleaning out and reorganizing the closet in my art room which houses all of my framed images, and prints of gates and abstracts. Things were somewhat thrown in there, to get them out of sight.
Everything was pulled from the closet, labeled and restocked. I gained enough space to accommodate 16 framed pieces which are returning from a gallery show at the end of the month.
Among all of these things, I found the framed image you see above, Love, with baby Jesus looking the viewer straight in the eye, as if to say, “Love. Love one another. Love yourself so you can love others, so your heart is overflowing and can shower others with it”
I echo those words, in hopes that we can shower ourselves and others with love, both today and throughout the coming year. Be the love you want to see in the world…