"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 18, 2020

The Heavens Declare--7 days 'til Christmas

"The heavens declare," 5 x 7 watercolor Christmas card

"The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork." --Psalm 19:1

Look up, especially on these cold, clear nights. Tired of the mess down here? Nothing new. The shepherd -poet who wrote those words knew that firsthand.

This is the time of year--eight days 'til Christmas--to look up; this is a year when looking up is even more important,  remembering whence we came, whence we are going.

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