"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
What's your favorite Christmas carol? I think the first I remember is "Silent Night." I've always had an image in my mind of a snow-covered landscape with a lonely manger, a warm glow from a fire inside, and a star... .
It's not so much religion as a symbol, of loneliness, of cold, of warmth, of hope.
This watercolor leaves much to the imagination and memories...as it should.