Picture Perfect – Still Life
The theme this week is “still life” but in the sense there is still life rather than a nature morte (a set-up for a painting).
At this time of year we may wonder if some things in the garden are still alive. We hope they are, that they will grow and bear fruit, as I hope for this pear tree.
Our Creator hopes we will awaken our spiritual life and cause the desert of this world to bloom. One gardener, one good person, is not enough to change the world; we need enough so that Good becomes the prevailing influence.
“A single man cannot show the Way, another single man cannot gain Life, but many men
succeeding one another in the tomb will show the Way,
a multitude whose bones piled up would form a mountain will find Life,
because the Father no longer gives Life.
Once for all He gave It, the Oasis.
How could a one man and even a thousand men recover the Spring buried
under the stamping of battles,
under the steps of merchants’ caravans,
under the processions of priests,
under the loins of prostitutes,
under the Wind of the Anger of God ?
Many repenting generations will pitch camp on that desert in order to sift its sand, excavate it as a mine to recover Life.”
I got up the courage to press buttons on the camera until I found the sepia function in order to portray the bleakness of life without Life; I’m always afraid I will accidentally delete something important. I upped the contrast to the maximum and slightly lowered the luminosity with the software on the computer.
For more entries on the theme of “still life” go to Picture Perfect.