Throughout the creative process, I paint pictures, write stories, take photographs and compose music which all interweave into the tapestry of my life. Though viewing the process from the underside with all the loose threads it appears to be quite a mess, the passion within is determined to interweave all the colorful threads to behold a brilliant gift from the Universe!
This copyrighted piano composition is inspired by 1 Corinthians 13 and spans my life journey. When my beloved Mother passed, Dad had this engraved on their stone:
“A hug, a smile, a kiss, fond memories of a lifetime”
(Posted on You Tube as well as on my blog’s Piano, Art and Photography tab, with some of my artwork, photography and family photos to go along with the music).
“The water’s edge mirrors to us the glory of God’s creation.”
“The reflections of our inner self become evident upon the waters’ welcoming our heart home.”
“Timelessness is the hush of heaven.”
“In flight we travel as our awakening state becomes one.”
“As autumn is upon us, new life is at its door. Rejoice in its glorious finale, unencumbered now to soar.”
“Golden yellows and brilliant burgundy accents upon us now; as only the Master Artist could envision somehow.”
“Only God can make a tree.”
Grandma Marge Stolarcyk
“Our adventure to awakening’s pathway is the journey to the heart.”
“Being open to all of our heightened senses, living presently in the moment, relishing the gift of life.”
“Let there be a world to see, let it be of inspiration. Let there be a world to see, let it be of God’s creation.”
John V. Marchell
“In quietness and calmness we release and welcome all that is our connection to Mother Gaia.”
“Through all of life’s twists and turns, it is the colorful, blissful treasured moments that ignite passion of the soul.”
“Now abideth these three things: Faith, Hope and Love. And the greatest of these is Love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
“Memories of childhood laughter echo as the water softly lapping into shore, recalling summer fun and hearts overflowing joy.”
“To the revitalizing waters we are drawn, as if it holds for us all the answers we seek; Tranquility is its messenger as it renews our mind, body and soul.”
©John V. Marchell
©Margaret D. Stolarcyk
Quaker Lake, Pennsylvania
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing.”
The past few days have been remarkable in the phenomenon of nature, be it in the gathering of hundreds of bees, the singing of birds in the trees, the brilliant colors exhibited in the sky, one must simply wonder and ask the Universe “why?” The humor in this rhyme is my featured Jaco Kitty, who has a habit of talking extremely loud and oftentimes sounds like he is asking the question, “why?” He also squeaks with a cadence sounding similar to the goldfinch chirp! As he welcomes in the morning light, his wonderment of the day to unfold is greeted with joyous anticipation, as if to say “why not?!” The lessons that he teaches me about patience and the perfection in timing cannot be overly stated. I do believe as I have referenced in my first book, “My Father’s Greatest Gift: Life Lessons From A Black English Labrador Retriever” that Chert Dog sent me Jaco Kitty to teach me the necessary next lessons in my life in order to learn how to take quantum leaps of faith to soar and fly. Jaco is one of my greatest teachers as his present moment involvement in all that surrounds him shows me to take in everything as it is a gift. When Jaco took a leap of faith from an oak tree to the lower branch the year I found him, he taught me about trust, joy and patience that day. I hope that we can be open to these small, daily reminders every day about how very short our time is here. Let us be reminded continually to take in what is most valuable in our lives and embrace it!
“Now remain these three things: Faith, Hope and Love; and the greatest of these is Love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
“Adapt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
Henry David Thoreau
“The setting sun, and music at the close, as the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, writ in remembrance more than things long past.”
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
©Loriginal Designs Photography
“Thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life, or still we take this step with the false preposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning. For what was great in the morning will be little at the evening and in the morning what was true at evening will become a lie.”
“The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche” C.G. Jung
“It’s is like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a woman my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away childish things. In the same way we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at His reflection on a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see Him in His completeness face to face…There are three things that remain – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13: 11 -13
In honor of Tofino Photography for providing the extraordinary inspiration from “A Tofino Sunset Series” to create a mixed oil and glaze on canvas piece as a “Loriginal” creation. This is the second of three in the Romeo Series artwork interpretations.
©Artwork by Loriginal Designs
©Photography by Tofino Photography, “A Tofino Sunset Series” April 12, 2017 posting
Nature is our truest guide in learning regarding matters of the heart.
“…Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud…
It does not hold grudges, and will not notice when others do it wrong…it rejoices whenever truth wins out…”
The seasons teach us the various wonders of our own symphony of life.
“…When you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him…”
Bleeding love into its very essence, blooming into a joyous rhapsody.
“…Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now…”
Delicately displayed, the heart is either embraced or crushed, so let us love and forgive one another in order to live in joy and peace.
“…There are three things that remain – Faith, Hope and Love – and the greatest of these is Love.”
©Photography and Quotes by Loriginal Designs
1 Corinthians 13 excerpts
Chert Dog’s Greatest Gift: Quantum Leaps of Faith
One of my favorite Bible verses is taken from 1 Corinthians 13 regarding the importance of Love in our life. If you explore the context further with use of your trusty Thesaurus, the deeper meaning of the sublimation of our ego and the imperative importance of forgiveness of both others as well as ourselves comes to light. Contemplating these inner truths while sitting underneath my beautiful and fragrant Wine and Roses Weigela, the message of unconditional love permeates through the air, the flowers, the birds and sun. It surrounds us and envelopes us, it molds and shapes us into becoming all that we are capable of through the collective power of Love.
With this Valentine’s Day remembering all those we have loved and continue to love, it is imperative that we look within to celebrate the joy of your inner wellspring of God/Source/Energy and to spread this love prayerfully and energetically through your gift of conscious awareness toward all of life. It is our duty and purposeful calling to permeate and saturate the entire world with loving, joyous and peaceful thoughts towards all life. As I am contemplative sitting underneath my colorful Weigela, I think about the love and grace that went into creating such a glorious creation and marvel at all the beauty surrounding us and within us. That’s why I meditate so often, as it renews my spirit and allows for me to prepare for my next quantum leap of faith!
“Since the Lord is directing our steps, why try to understand everything that happens along the way?” Proverbs 21:24
UTube posting of C-13 Sonata