Sunday, December 19, 2010

Discovering...

The present. One of my favorite gifts I received years ago was from a good friend of mine. It is a small painting of a white crane flying out of box with a portrait of itself on the box.  The painting is entitled "Discovering the Present..." At first glance one might interpret the crane as the actual present (gift) flying out of the box. But the true meaning that the artist was trying to convey is that the crane releases itself from the boxed image (the ego) and finds freedom in the present (here and now) moment. So the "present" is not something you open or receive but something you are.

I think this painting is so poignant this time of year. With tons of presents under the tree we often forget the real gift, the magic, is to be present in the moment.

Here are some pictures of some of my present moments today...

Love & Light,

Stacy



The painting...


Nolan's sweet feet...


Playing...


Cole...

I just love this shot...




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