Fleeting light 16x20, oil on canvas
I remember when I had 2 or 3 small children and people used to say (all the time), “Enjoy every moment, it goes so fast!” And I would want to punch them in the face because I was so exhausted and it was going oh, so slowly. But now all these years have passed and I can see how it flew right past in the midst of long, hard days. It reminds me of my favorite times of day—dawn and dusk. The light is so beautiful and everything it touches seems like it is infused with magic, but it is so fleeting. I believe that is one of the reasons it is so beautiful—because it is so temporary. I have learned that when the sky is changing color and infusing its magic onto everything around me, to stop what I am doing to take it in and breathe deeply and let my heart fill with joy and thanksgiving. And just like that, the moment passes and I am better for taking in the beauty of this life.