Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches
$65 email me to purchase
I worked right through the solstice, on my feet for six hours straight. At the end of the day, after a fleeting thought about a drink (no, I would never make a painting), I stopped at the library and swept the spiritual section of audio CDs.
Ram Dass has been on my mind recently. In the early 90's, I was fortunate to sit up close with him at several occasions in Boston. Last night I listened to one of his much earlier talks —Here We All Are—that includes a bonus CD of his chanting recorded in the late 60's as Dr. Richard Alpert was making his transformation to Baba Ram Dass.
One of the recorded chants was
ADITYA HRIDAYAM PUNYAMthat translates as
SARV SHATRU BENA SHENAM
All evil vanishes from life for him who keeps the sun in his heart. —RamayanaAditya Hridayam is a Hindu hymn to the sun god. As I listened, I was finishing the second of two paintings made to celebrate the return of the light.
Another perfect confluence.
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