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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Season of journeys

"Journey," 5 x 7 watercolor holiday greeting card

"Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go...."

'Tis a season of traditional journeys that will change dramatically for many this year.

But while I can't go visit my children or grandchildren, or they come visit me this year, there are still the memories of journeys past. They mingle with journeys with and to loved ones who have completed life's journey.

I'm more aware of that journey more than ever this year, as I age, and especially as this pandemic makes any sensible person reevaluate and treasure what's important in living.

Thus today's watercolor, a bridge, a destination, and memories like the stars.

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