Waiting for the Sun

Matthew Liebler

Watercolor

2021

9x12 inches

It was super cold, and very early.  Seven of us, after a long, busy, intellectually intense week, took the time for quiet and reflection on the last day of retreat.  We waited with warm coffee during first light, praying and conversing quietly.  The light was growing, and suddenly the clouds seemed to catch fire with a deep, bloody red, and burned with a bold,  golden orange flame.  The dark clouds loomed above, but could not keep out the light.   The beauty of the hand of the creator was evident, and we felt lifted up.  

 

"Humans have a hunger for beauty, and we find it first in nature"

~ Archbishop Chaput

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