"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons of the Pioneers theme for TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon artist's musings melding metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.

Friday, December 27, 2019

From Gloom to Glory

"When color matters," 5 x 7 card

Short days, Cloudy skies. Dying embers of another year. Time to dwell on the passing of time and years and memories. Thoughts and regrets of hopes and dreams and opportunities missed or unfulfilled.  Post-holiday melancholy.
But then there is color, more vibrant, more glorious in contrast to the gloom. Colors, the exclamation points of light, source of life, of living--they burst with excitement, they call attention to what is not mundane or ordinary, they inspire hope for today, the next dawn, the next adventures and memories.
Witness the many comments and photos on recent sunsets in Oklahoma. 
"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
--Shelley, Ode to the West Wind 
Christmas Eve sunset, Oklahoma City


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