We were having dinner with friends one night, who had just returned from a trip to Hawaii. It sounded awesome. As they were telling us about their adventure, I noticed a shelf with glass balls displayed.
They were old, weathered and worn. Our friends explained that they are glass fishing net floats, and that they are rare because nets are no longer made using glass floats. My mind immediately went to some remote fishing village where an old, weathered and worn fisherman was casting his nets for the day's catch.
These glass balls wash up on shore after a storm, and our friends just happened to be on the beach after a storm and found 3 of these glass treasures.
I knew I wanted to paint these glass floats. I wanted to capture the moments after the storm had passed and in the midst of the debris was this treasure waiting to be found.
Life has it's daily concerns. But, sometimes it brings a storm, or even a series of storms. It's not just a matter of hunkering down and waiting out the storm, although sometimes that's all we have the strength to do. But, if we can remember that there will be a treasure to be discovered after storm, then it gives the storm purpose. Which can add to our strength, and peace.
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