Greetings our Dear Friends!
I send this sweet message to you from the warmth of my cozy fireside as I watch the gathering storm outside my window. Soft piano music plays and calms my soul as it always does. My Dear Lucy (Labrador) sleeps on by the fire in dreams of running in some summer meadow. I feel as if Nature is reminding me it’s time to rest. It’s time to cocoon in and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Time to just sit and breathe. To take out that book you received for Christmas, make yourself a hot chocolate or an herbal Tea, wrap yourself in a cozy throw.
Maybe write letters of well wishes to your family or a dear friend…No not on a device.. but with real pen and real paper, like back in the good old days before technology turned our lives into “ convenience”.
In fact, I think this is a perfect day to read poetry and maybe even try my hand at this Art medium. Here is a favourite of mine. My gift to you today on this stormy afternoon. Let’s say it’s a New Year’s gift from me, Art Hollis and the American Poet Robert Frost.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know
His house is in the Village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake
The only sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Source; Collected Poems, Prose and Plays (Library of America 1995)
Be sure to come to the Gallery this month and see how we have chosen to show you how Art 1274 celebrates the Season of sweet reverie.
See you there!