I really enjoy this painting. Everything about it is pleasing to my senses. I can smell the trees, the grass and the water. Hear the birds perched above, the gentle movement of the water, distant children's voices at play. (What? Can't you see them on the other side with their boat?) It's such a hot summer day and reading by the shore is the coolest place to be.
I delight in its quietness, its peace. Yes . . . very pleasing.
And today is my ninth wedding anniversary.
These verses were on our wedding invitations:
Place me like a seal over your heart,
like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death,
its jealousy as enduring as the grave.
Love flashes like fire,
the brightest kind of flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
nor can rivers drown it.
~ Song of Solomon 8:6,7