I have often heard it said a picture is worth a thousand words or beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to art. I never thought too much about it until the other day when having a phone conversation with a friend who is into art.
She said what I really want for Christmas is for my daughter to paint me a picture. I have saved a space on the wall above my buffet for it, but she says she is too busy with her career to paint, but I think she would have the time if she watched less TV. We talked some more about the art in our homes and how mine is mis-matched and I was thinking about doing something different. and concluded or conversation.
I had a tough time sleeping that night as I frequently do since my wife passed away just over a year ago. I walked around the house looking at the different pictures none of which are a Rembrandt or Picasso and realized each one had a story of how it came to be in my home. Then I looked at the picture that hangs in my bedroom. I always thought it represented the ocean at sunset, over the last year I have found much peace and relaxation looking at it. I wondered what the artist was really trying convey, so I texted her the next morning and her reply was as follows.
It is designed to mean whatever you want it to mean. The beach at sunset, the dessert at sunset, or the pink land with sun, Elmo. Why do you ask Dad?
So, I think I can say to my friend's daughter. Find the time to paint a picture for your Mom it may give her more joy and peace than you realize.
Greg Norris is a 28 Year Corporate Security Professional and 16 Year Golf and Life Skills Coach with First Tee who enjoys writing.
I am a 28 Year Corporate Security Professional and 16 Year Golf and Life Skills Coach with First Tee who enjoys writing.