Friday, December 20, 2013

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR

when all the shopping and wrapping, unwrapping, consuming and partying is contrasted, in less visible ways, by acts of kindness, generosity, helpfulness and good will towards those who have nothing to celebrate, those whose lives are a daily battle against hunger, cold, loneliness, fear, pain, prejudice, abuse, exclusion, oppression. 


So my Christmas image is a madonna and child but you can also read it as a spirit of compassion for the children and the old and all those of any age who are at this moment suffering, everywhere on this planet, even in privileged societies like ours. My hope is that there will come a time when universal compassion is the big name in lights and the most valued gift is the one of loving attention to those who have never received it. 


 

9 comments:

Rain Trueax said...

beautiful

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Bravo, Nathalie. The best of the season to you.

Tom said...

Happy winter solstice, and may all your hopes come true.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Rain, Bruce, Tom - thank you and may you be showered with blessings these days and throughout the new year.

Tom Cochrun said...

Delighted to have "discovered" your blog and have enjoyed reading back postings. Thank you for the beautiful sentiment and art in IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR. The very best to you this season.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Thank you Tom and welcome. I'm glad you happened upon my cyber-home and hope you'll be a regular visitor. Will go and see your blog now. Best seasonal wishes to you too.

Hattie said...

So beautiful. Such a wonderful depiction of compassion.
Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
_Marianna

Dominic Rivron said...

A pertinent, well-illustrated thought!

Merry Christmas.

Natalie Darbeloff said...

Thank you Hattie and Dominic. I'm typing this on a laptop which I've hardly ever used because my beloved big desktop iMac has suddenly crashed, I fear terminally. So all computer activity is temporarily suspended. Have a happy holiday, everyone.