"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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nine days 'till Christmas--Snow

Blanket of memories, 5 by 7 watercolor, card
As snow often blankets a busy, noisy world into a landscape of stillness and quiet, consider that our best memories of this season called Christmas are like a warm, comforting blanket.  
Like solitude on the Great Plains, underneath a big sky, as the flakes come down, you pause and enjoy. Are not our  favorite memories the same, transforming our mindscapes, softening the edges and unhappiness of the past with beauty and calm when we need it most?

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