Friday, January 7, 2011
Museums and Amazing Talent
We had tickets to an exhibit of Carl Bloch's work. Carl Bloch painted many pictures of Christ. Five of them (the large alter pictures) usually hang in churches in Denmark and Sweden. They are beautiful. This museum was also pretty busy but not packed and we were thankful to be able to tour at our own speed. We opted not to rent ipads and we just looked, and read the posted information. We were only there for 45 minutes but I loved it. It wasn't just the fact that there weren't so many people and we didn't have a tour guide to follow, it was the subject matter. I was impressed with the talent shown in the work I saw at the Louvre too, but the spirit of Carl Bloch's work was impressive. He gave credit to God for what he was able to do and I think that many people who witness his work will feel closer to God because of how beautifully he portrayed the scenes from the Saviors life. I am thankful for those who have artistic talent and who choose to use it in a good way and share it with others.
A quick list of other things I've been thankful for lately -- for my benefit -- it helps me remember my many blessings.
1. Kind words
2. Communication from family and friends
3. Good books
4. Good ideas
5. The library
6. Things that help me laugh and smile.
7. Good visiting teachers (ladies from church who are assigned to be my friend and who very faithfully prepare an uplifting message for me each month and even pray for me).
9. Hot showers
10. Good movies