Some Mornings

booksSome mornings I begin the day by writing in my journal and reading from four inspirational daily readers that reside on my Kindle.  I’d like to say every morning but that would be a bold faced lie.  I’d like to say most mornings, but lately I’m not even close to most.  So, I’ll stick with Some Mornings, adding that those are the days that seem to go better than the rest.  If that is true, you might ask, why don’t I do it every day?   That is a topic for another morning.   Besides the books on my Kindle, there are three books (real books, hard covered!) on my desk that I read from: Dr. Bernie Siegal’s 365 Prescriptions for the Soul, Good Poems selected and introduced by Garrison Keillor, and A Year in Impressionism, a collection of 365 impressionist works by an assortment of artists.  One prescription for the soul, one poem and one impressionist painting … Some Mornings.

cathedralIf you asked me most mornings who is my favorite impressionist artist, I would tell you Claude Monet.  Years ago, when I travelled to Washington DC regularly on business, I got to visit the National Museum of Art, the home of Monet’s Rouen Cathedral, West Façade, Sunlight. I never tired of visiting it.  It is one of over thirty canvases he painted of the cathedral, capturing the differences in light and atmosphere as the day passed.  Along with his water lilies, they are my favorite paintings.  Most mornings.  But not on the Some Mornings that Auguste Renoir shows up on the daily page of A Year in Impressionism.  And especially today when the painting of the day is Renoir’s Girl with a Watering Can. 

Today, Girl with a Watering Can in my favorite painting … and Claude Monet gets the day off.  Isn’t it beauitful?


Enjoy and have a great week.

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