Saturday, July 31, 2010

August 1, 2010

Good afternoon, Friends,

This week the painters came as scheduled and painted my kitchen, living room, dining
room and the stairs.

The light, the shadows and the angles in these rooms are different now. It is true that walls have not moved, and the stairs wind up to my study as always. Nevertheless, the paint with which the painter covered the walls last week has changed the way in which I see them.

But I wonder. Many of you know the idea of "Writing on my wall." You use this phrase when you talk about the Facebook space of your life. In another sense, however, I think the painter taught me something about writing on the larger spaces of my life this week.

I need from time to time to risk conscious change. I need to write on the wall of my life something new that helps me see differently those things I live with every day. When it is finished, this kind of painting lets me see my world and the people in it in new and challenging
ways.

And, sitting here in my kitchen, I am glad the rooms of my life can be beautiful even when my choice of color may not be perfect to the artist's eye.

See you next week.

Go with God,

Gay

3 comments:

  1. How beautiful it is to appreciate the radiance of light which shines from each of us who, being filled with His spirit, shine brightly through all life seasons though the character of that light and the hues it illuminates may vary according to our passages through trials, joys, sorrows, challenges, fulfillment. You are one who, being filled thusly, shines ever brightly in my life. What a blessing it was to give you a hug this morning, my friend.
    Blessings upon you,

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  2. I love your new walls and have enjoyed the privilege of watching some of the color changes that you are describing. But I never would have thought of "risking conscious change" to write on the larger spaces of my own life in order to see everyday things in new ways. Welcome back to the world of blogging. I've missed you here ! ! You give me new and adventurous places to go every week ! ! Thanks once again - Ellie

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  3. Gay,

    As always, you take the everydayness of life and infuse meaning and purpose into it. Thanks for posting again. I've been waiting with anticipation for your next entry. And. I cannot wait to see your new walls. GWG, ~lori

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