I helped at the school last night, tutoring a student, Jan, who's really coming along with the digtital painting... I promise to post something soon! After school (8:00) we went for a 1.5 hour walk along the lakeside - it felt just great. I was hoping for a good 'ol lightening storm (want to see it from house view) - but even though the wind blew fiercely, whipping the trees back and forth, we got no light show.
As we were walking, I was listening to a program on CBC radio, called Ashes and Bones - it was all about death, burial etc. It was actually very, very fascinating and caused me to examine what I think about it all. The hosts talked about how we, as a society - in the west, tend to seperate death, bodies, dying etc from life. We have come to think of a funeral/burial as something which is for us, not for the body - do you know what I'm trying to say? Have you thought about this before? Open casket, closed, cremated, sprinkled, buried? I've never been to an open casket anything - unless I have and have blanked it out (thats a high possiblity!) What do YOU think? I would love your feedback.
You can read a small write-up about the program I heard, along with some resources by clicking HERE.
The truth of the flower is, not the facts about it, but the shining, glowing, gladdening, patient thing throned on its stalk - the compeller of smile and tear... The idea of God is the flower: His idea is not the botany of the flower. Its botany is but a thing of ways and means - of canvas and colour and brush in relation to the picture in the painter's brain.
by George Macdonald
Today in History:
1502 - Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to the New World
1926 - Americans Byrd & Bennett make 1st airplane flight over North Pole
1944 - 1st eye bank opened in NYC
1946 - 1st Variety show - NBC's Hour Glass premiers
BARB'S HANDY TIP #257
Today's link is specifically for us Okanagan - dwellers!
Serving the Okanagan/Similkameen, this site is a place you can host items you would like to give away. You can also find items you might be looking for too - who knows, you might find what you're looking for, for free!