It's the same thing every Christmas season: an underlying sense of sadness, gloom, depression in the midst of this 'joyous' season. How many people wander about amidst the trimmings and trappings, 'just not in the Christmas spirit,' merely enduring it all? Aren't we supposed to be feeling 'merry and bright'? Seriously. All this Christmas Cheer seems only to magnify the human condition...the misery, the injustice, the evil of this world.
But it is for all mankind, especially these people, that Christ came into this imperfect world. (And who among us are not one of 'these people'?) And to top it off, we celebrate it at the darkest, gloomiest time of the year: winter solstice. Ironic, eh? Or maybe not...for didn't Jesus say,
I am the Light of the world;
he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness,
but will have the Light of life.
Linking up with
I assembled this little collage as part of an assignment in a wonderful online class with Roxanne Evans Stout: The Thread that Weaves. I didn't really have anything in mind when I created it a couple weeks ago...it just sort of happened.
The other day I scanned it so I could play with it in Photoshop, enhancing it with some of Kim's
lovely textures: kk_1216 and serious magic. Also a bit of fun with Kim's new Vines & Lines brush set.
Thank you both, Roxanne and Kim, for sharing so generously the gift of your creative talent!
Peace & Light