Earth, Wind, Water and Fire

Like so many others I find myself with more time to think this year. More time to think, to appreciate, to ponder , question, understand.

Last week I was reading about natural elements. The concept goes back much further than I had realized, and perhaps it was Aristotle who first named the four basic elements. There is some interesting discussion on various Greek philosophies, for a quick refresher, and some fun experiments check out: Home Science Tools.

Terra

I digress, another symptom associated with increased isolation.

Mariah

Today’s offering is a small collection representing personification of these four elements. Earth (which I call Terra), Wind (they call the wind Mariah), Water (Acqua) and Fire (I have named her Blaze).

Blaze

 

 

Catch Me When I Fall

I am a sinner, regardless of my intentions, sometimes I fall.  To be honest, it doesn’t take me by surprise.  I sense the warnings but am too proud to reach for the handrails. I’ve got this.  I don’t need help.

Then it happens, I fall.

Confidently, I ask again for forgiveness, knowing He will send his guardians to my rescue.  He is always there to Catch Me When I Fall.3rd rev Catch Me When I Fall final small

Winds of Change

She shivers as a cool breeze rides in on the warm dry air.  Clouds gather and the scent of a distant rain is the air. 

Circumstances brought an unexpected storm into her life. Everything is different now.  The field where she and Sugar played no longer excites her. Play has lost its luster.

Clinging to a few remaining constants, she considers the life she knew.  The homestead, her beloved Sugar, the fields where they would play.  It feels different now.

As the clouds blow in she knows this is a season of change.

There Is Always Hope

Sometimes an image comes out of nowhere – not planned or deeply contemplated, it just emerges. That is exactly the case with this one. So much so I couldn’t even put a title to it. It always puzzles me when this happens and I begin searching for its origins – it usually has to do with my own emotions.

This year I have faced a series of difficulties, none of them disastrous, but each setting me back. At times it seems like I am running through darkness, maybe a tunnel or an alley. My legs are tired and it is difficult to make progress, like running through water.

I believe this image is my own artistic encouragement to myself. Though the situation may feel dark with narrow walls, and my feet may feel heavy, make the best of the situation, and play in the water.