Giving Thanks

by Karen Phillips Curran

I thank my talent on a daily basis. It is so much of what I am now, after all these years of being a painter it is part of my cellular structure, it is deeply embedded in my being. I take the world around me, the one I experience, and endeavour to replicate the joy and love I find for a simple splash of sunshine on a stair, the wonder of a fall landscape, the simplicity of transparent liquid skimming over some smooth rocks. Its the stuff of life for me.
It is said one must enjoy the wonders of the world around us, ‘smell the roses’ as it were. I feel thankful to have the capability and nerve to smell the roses every single day now.