is a place...
there's no company,
Camille's Deathbed by Claude Monet
Oil on canvas
This painting is one of the subjects covered in Susan Vreeland's Life Studies, an interesting book which I have picked up and down several times over the past few years. The chapter is entitled "Winter of Abandon" and offers some interesting insight into Claude and Camille's relationship. Furthermore, I learned that Monet painted this canvas immediately upon her passing, shewing everyone out of the room.
Or *One Time Chance to catch the light in this situation?*
At any rate, I thought it an appropriate illustration to highlight some current thoughts I have had on *death*. The first is a quote from Polycarp, that great Christian martyr:
"The business of the Christian is in one sense nothing else than to be ever preparing for death."
Now have you ever thought of that? I mean what steps have you taken, either mental or physical, in preparation for your death?
I think too much.........
Recent deaths of high profile individuals:
9/1 = 1983 Larry McDonald, US Congressman
9/5/07 = D. James Kennedy
9/6/07 = Luciano Pavarotti
9/6/07 = Madeline L'Engle