Monday, 11 April 2011
The little tableau at the centre of this card shows three women, two in purple dresses with green hats and shirts, the third dancing in a pink dress with the same green hat and shirt. Given this blending set of "costumes", they suggest to me a musical troupe - one of the women in purple plays a stringed instrument, the other holds something which might be percusive, while the third dances "centre stage". The landscape around them is gently hilly, with a stream flowing past their feet, and flowers in the grass around them. It makes me think of the camaraderie of people who work and play together, sharing common interests and goals.
In this context the quote makes me think that the beauty that is mingled with the dust of our bodies is that of loving emotions: friendship and compassion.
I am grateful for my friends, both near and far.
I am thankful for shared interests that bring joy to my life.