I was looking through some pictures from our trip to France the other day to gather some pictures to share with my CC class of Monet's home and garden.
And, I came across pictures of our time here:
My very first, nearly subconscious thought was that I would love to crawl inside these pictures and be in this place. Not as a tourist though.
There is something so peaceful that calls to me about these pictures. The scenery, the quiet colors, the gray, the architecture, knowing it is a place devoted to living a solitary life focused on Him.
I've mentioned before how much I love gray weather and even the lack of color doesn't seem to matter as the quietness beckons.
And, even now, I realize that all of this really describes where I've been lately. The "reflect" category has seen its fair share of deposits here of late. Because that is largely where I've been - reflecting, studying, learning, seeking.
I can think of a number of pictures or paintings I would love to jump in! There is a stillness in pictures and paintings that calls to me out of the chaos of my own life! While I realize that life is not completely still once you get there - it is refreshing sometimes just to look and imagine myself there.
What am I doing there?
Who is there with me?
And, yes - I can think of a few places closer to home than this that would be a good place to reflect! But, I just really enjoyed re-visiting this place through looking through these photos.
Do you ever wish you could jump in a picture or painting? As I've been hanging out in the land of reflecting - where have you been camped lately?