Monday, December 7, 2009
SISTERS IN WHITE is a 5x7 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding begins (and usually ends) at $100.
It seems fitting to end the year with Christmas–a festive celebration for family and friends. A time to warm the house with glowing candles, brightly wrapped presents and a huge pot of wassail on the stove. And despite the fact that they appear immediately after Thanksgiving nowadays, the brightly decorated malls, Christmas carols and outrageous yard light shows thrill me.
But this is what I look forward to all year: when everybody’s finally asleep in the house. I go into the dark living room, plug in the tree (always a real one), turn on Handel’s Messiah, and for 2 hours, listen to the entire piece. It brings into focus what this is really all about: 2700 year old prophesy fulfilled in the birth of a little Jewish boy. If you’ve never listened to the entire symphony, it goes on to tell the rest of the story.
I say it’s a must, if you find yourself getting lost in the cacophony of the season.