From Your Mind's Eye:
Thousands of colored threads, of varied hues
and textures, make up the tapestry of my life.
As I journey down the path of life,
it is creativity that has always defined me.
I have explored its many forms;
Art, Music, Literature, Psychology, Photography.
The time has come to combine all of these into one
beautiful package. I present to you, Transcendent Art ,
fine art that goes beyond the canvas.
Manyyears ago , my sister gave me a poem written byLaurel Atherton. It is titled,
“TheStory of Two Very Different Sisters”.It has been hanging in my closet since she gave it to me and I read it every day.
My sister is eight years younger than I. I remember the day she was born, vividly. I tend to be a very visual person so when I think about that day, I can see myself, our home, our neighborhood, my school and even my piano teacher’s studio.
I was taking a piano lesson when my Mother went into labor. My grandparents picked me up and took me home with them and announced that I had a new baby sister. I was overjoyed. I had been waiting for this moment at what seemed to me to be forever. It was the end of May, so I was still in school. On the day that my new little charge came home, I was allowed to leave school early to greet her .
My parents were very inclusive and allowed me to hold her. I also helped my Mother bathe her and feed and rock her to sleep. I was in heaven. She was my dream come true. The companion I had been anticipatingfor so long. I became a mother hen, worrying about her every squeak and squeal. Summer was just a few weeks away and I had 3 months to get to know her and take care of her.
As I read the words of the poem, at first they didn’t fit. If course, we were the same. We had the same history. But as I thought about it, they rang true.
“One is here, one lives there. One is a little taller than the other.
Two different colors of hair, two different outlooks on life, two very different views from their windows.
Both have different tomorrows ahead. Each is uniquein so many ways. Each has separate destinationsand distinctly different paths to get there , but…..
For all the things that might be different and unique about them….these two sisters will always share so much. They will always be the best of family and friends, entwined together through all the days of their lives. Their love will always be special, gentle and joyful when it can be, strong and giving when it needs to be, reminding them, no matter how different their stories turn out….
They share the incredibly precious gift of being “sisters” . And when you think of some of the best things this world has to offer, a blessing like that us really…what it’s all about. “