Day 4 of Icon Writing
Our teacher is staying just a few steps ahead of us. She works as we work. Sometimes I just sit and watch her brush move for a while. Sometimes we idly chat as we paint, sometimes we are intently focused. And sometimes it is a mix of the two — some are focused, some are not.
But whatever our level of focus, how we each work and at what speed — it all seems okay. It seems right. Each of us bring a different set of skills and a different aesthetic and a different spirit to the painting and to the room. And it seems that while the individual faces of Jesus are so different, they carry a common strand of the miraculous with each of them.
We are each walking a pilgrimage, it seems. We are together, yet our journeys are our own. I seem to walk with greater hesitation, a lighter footstep. I wonder what that says … ?
“Not only must the most privileged feel they are brothers and sisters of the most destitute, but the most destitute must feel as well that something within them makes them equal to the greatest sages and geniuses.” ~Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
I have been meditating on Community lately. What Community means, what mine looks like and what action I need to take. I hope to share more of what I have been reading and listening to this week. It has made quite an impact on me.
~ by Kimberly Mason on October 27, 2010.