I cannot think of a better or more appropriate time to share this image with you, The Beginning.
Today divisions in America run deep, but healing has to begin at some moment and we hope with all our hearts that certain recent events will prove to be the symbolic turning of tide, of a sea change.
I am filled with hope for a new beginning…my hope cup runneth over. I hope that on this occasion we can all – no matter our respective passions – begin the long and difficult work of healing. Of course I hope that we will soon see the pandemic hell recede, but I even more wholeheartedly yearn for the plague of anger and division that has so ravaged our country to begin ebbing.
We wish you and yours good health as we all unite in diverse manner of healing and turn into the light of a new day. As we so powerfully heard from the young poet, Amanda Gorman, recently:
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
If only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it
Take great care, winter well and know that we are thinking of you…
Peter and Terri
Ralston Gallery, 23 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856, www.ralstongallery.com