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Monday, November 9, 2020

Enchanted Season

"Enchantment," 5 x 7 watercolor holiday greeting cardAdd caption

"Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all."
--Vincent Van Gogh

How long since you've been enchanted? 

This year of pandemic, racism, violent storms, and political chaos has seemed almost devoid of  that emotion. But

On social media, have you seen the wedding photos, the photos of parents with new born? Enchantment in wonder, smiles and eyes. Have you viewed nature up close, the aspen, the changing leaves?  Enchantment, in spite of the rest of the world. 

I grew up in New Mexico, aptly named "Land of Enchantment." It still enchants me. especially in the mountains, when I can look up into the night sky and see the stars.

And,  though this year will be different, the holidays approach, a traditional season of enchantment. Thus today's watercolor, plus of course, my cabin in the mountains. Enchanted.

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