“Remember the moon as it wanes and fills / among the clouds, / at holy days. / Consider the moon: it is closer / to the earth than any star or planet. / It pales in comparison to these. / Its light does not sparkle. / It’s spotted, mottled. / Oceans wax and wane with the moon. / But the morning star, / how different, / is always present. / It is always and equally near, / shining in the sky before the sun overwhelms us, / raised above earthly concerns / as your soul should be.”
—Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart by Jon M. Sweeney & Mark S. Burrows, p. 23
Creativity joys in love.
Pondering the Grunewald Guild’s mission of art, faith & community this morning as we prepare for our closing sacrament of the celebration of creative gifts for this Sacred Arts Week.
Just one more week with the brace on my wrist… yay!
My markers have been waiting patiently and faithfully on my desk, ready to spring into action. We’re SOOO close to switching over to the Guild’s new website. Wow! My life is full of things that want to express themselves!
In this time of waiting, it’s been good for me to ponder and share past journaling images. Today’s images come from a set created while listening to a webcast called “Imagining Another Way” with Christena Cleveland and Richard Rohr. There are more from this series here: https://www.pinterest.com/vondadrees/richard-rohr-notes/.
So, hear I stand… I can do no other. Thanks, Martin Luther… pun intended.
“Seven Years of Wonder” is a daily look back at my creative journaling posts since 2014. I began this journey on Feb. 11, 2021, and hope to continue through Feb. 10, 2022. What am I learning about my art and faith journey thus far? What has remained constant? Where have I been changed? How is this impacting present and future art-making?
A deep bow of gratitude to you for keeping me company on this journey.