I sat in silence for about an hour this morning. Ok, not total silence, because I was listening to one of my favorite Christmas albums full of worshipful songs.
While I sat there, contemplating the Great Gift given us, an art technique video I had watched this morning and the view of my own Christmas tree coalesced into an idea for a lovely painting which I might use for Christmas cards next year.
Then I realized that painting my own tree each year might be a lovely tradition. Painting is quite often meditative for me; what better way to spend a few moments of the busy celebration contemplating the tree and the Gift?
Merry Christmas to you, one and all.