This is one that you should really see in person for sheer size — 22 x 30 inches — I guess hold out your hands and then look at the pic — and imagine it — the colors resonate in the space in a really nice way — very primal — yum! Be sure to look through Lincoln County photos for a taste of Italco first hand there, too — 🙂
Here also is the Mother Pelican who “pecks her chest and feeds her blood to her child just like Jesus sheds His blood for us and feeds us in the Eucharist.” This is from the Catholic confirmation of Jason’s sister Cathy the other night. I thought it was pretty, Hey, it’s a swan, I said. I took a picture and the accompanying free card in the pew, which I did not read until now. Oh.
We’ve had a nice day. Chipper stopped every two steps on walkies to sniff EVERYTHING this morning, no matter what I tried, so I relented and just went slowly. Jason gave him great Saturday morning nubbies. We ran errands and got two types of oregano, some rosemary, lavender, sage, and basil. While Jason went to Safeway I watched an aerial tour of Ireland, recognizing some of the colors but not all of it, making me want to paint landscapes in charcoals and greens. Then we watched My Morning Jacket in concert, and I finished the painting.
The day has just flown.
Last night I watched a documentary on BBC about the new IMF director, Christine Lagarde, and so far I’m impressed, not knowing any more than what I saw, knowing what a tough job it is. I know there have been a lot of protests against the World Bank and the IMF for their not forgiving the debts of the third and fourth (sic) nations. I don’t claim to understand much of international finance, as I threw up my hands, literally in my economics classes during college in my own sort of protest. So I learned very little. But I tend to admire Lagarde after the doc. If you disagree, feel free to comment. She seems well-balanced at a very delicate time. Very.
The collar is off a lot more now, and I feel more and more secure with it off now than I did at first. But I still wear it as I am told. For sleeping, for tasks like housework, painting, walking outside, being outside, but for example, I threw it off just now in disgust. Hooray. Soon!
Soon indeed. 🙂 Happy Weekend!