Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Born of Light.

I am run-over-by-a-truck tired.
I have a cold.
I got a couple of movies.
Bill's at the brother's meeting.
Kids are in bed.
I wish I could be creative.
I might try after a bath.
A bath makes a lot of difference in one's outlook.

So anyway, I did this page. I "shopped" the photo, and thought the result was pretty good. It reminded me that I am someone who is part of two realms. And look at what the eternal portion is- light and sight.
The time portion? Kinda splotchy, except for the eyes, which retain the light of eternity- the sight of Jesus Christ in all things! A reminder that I am "made for another world" (CS Lewis)
I read that excerpt from the book Child of the Sea and it rang so true, as much of her writing does. Since you probably can't read it, and I want you to, here it is:

I try to hear the echo of a song they have brought from far and sing within themselves all the while they chatter nonsense, and to catch on their faces a glimpse of what they will be at their journeys end. Sometimes on first waking I have found myself with a singing rising up all round me but before I have understood the words the thread has broken and it has vanished. And that glimpse, it comes like light on a face and then it is gone, but if you have once seen it I do not think you could ever dislike the face it visited; not even if that face afterwards became evil. I think that evil is not immortal but that the light is.


15 comments:

Alison said...

Darling Sarah.
Has done it again.
Love to the photoshop
Love to the quote
Love to the artist

genevieve said...

beautiful.
movies=good.
bath=good.
feel better sweetie.

jayjay said...

Oh toe-curlingly beautiful. Oh, such light on the face, and on a face in the photograph that is so very lovely, shining in the light of heaven.
Thanks dear. I too, have a never-ending cold, but enough of my mental resources at the ready to be able to appreciate the poem.

Lu said...

I so dig your page. And I hope you start feeling better real soon.

Colleen said...

ooooo
me likey

em said...

love it :)

rest! rest rest rest!

Mike Morrell said...

Self promotion? Sarah, I have no idea what you mean.

Love ya.

PS: Nice pic!

Anja said...

This page is gorgeous. You have good skills. Photoshop skills. Quote-using skills. You know. I bet a butt-load of gangs want you to join cause you're pretty good with a paper trimmer.

Mara said...

awesome LO.
a bath does me well too...

Caroline said...

that is awesome.

feel better!

Bec said...

I love this! Just love the excerpt!...fits the pic and page perfectly!

Jada's Gigi said...

Ahhh yes, the Light is eternal! What a gorgeous portrayal of both the realms we call home...you're creative in your sleep! Go take your bath..:)

Goody said...

Dearest,
I lub you, I lub you, I luuuub you! His light is catching, like fire!

Julie said...

this is amazing!

the title of your blogged intrigued me when I saw it over on 2peas.....gad i found it!

hope you are feeling better now!

steph said...

love this 'simple elegance'. it's a great layout sarah!