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26 November 2009

'Between Two Points' Figurative CityScape Contemporary Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Between Two Points'

36 x 48  Oil on Canvas

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The Painting: This is from my old portfolio and is owned by private collector in the Ft Worth area. It sold from my NY gallery several years ago, but I wanted to post it to share my thoughts this day.

The Thought:  Neale Donald Walsch had a good send out message that I received this week.  I am going to incorporate it with my Thanksgiving thoughts for you. 

Thanksgiving is a day to be remembered in the history of the United States. It is holiday that started as our nation began, stemming from a total celebration of "we did it".  Truly it was more "God did it... we made it."  It is still that way today.  We are we with God and His almighty power and plans.  Always better to work together toward the goal than to pull in opposite directions.  Not sure what was in the mind of those first English Pilgrims, but as they came to the table to eat and share food with the Indians, the local inhabitants of the area, but I can guess it was relief to have made the year. A time to give thanks for everything from the smallest thought to the most obvious thought.

The painting is a line of immigrants standing outside of a government building.  The viewer does not know 'why the line' and what the people are doing,  but they can see 'when' by looking at the car in the street.  ( for the few men that read this column, no I don't know the name of the car, my husband chose it for me and gave me pictures.)  The car in the street was a one year production before the stock market crash.  The immigrants are in this line and as you note, no one speaks to anyone. No one touches anyone and no one exchanges glances with anyone. Some look sickly, others are young and eager, some look hesitant. Some are old but still pushing into the future of a better tomorrow.  Doesn't this describe some of us today? No one is connecting in the line. They are all from a different country and cannot share their feelings.  The folks in the line are well aware of the fancy car in the street. They see it as American Life promising them the best and the finest and dreaming that they will own their own car one day; maybe not that one, but a nice one nonetheless. Life goes on around the people in the line. Just as life goes on around you in whatever 'line' you are stuck in right now.   Between Two Points is the title of this painting. Are you between two points today?  Do you feel no one can understand what you are saying?

If you are not where you want to be this day you might be questions WHY and how did I end up here? The most important thought is the next one,  what can you choose to do now?  You have the choice of your next step in life. To ask why me or why this situation only submerges you into doubt and anxiety and disappointment.  To make a decision to go forward with a positive stop empowers you to walk with God and head in another direction. You do not have to remain between two points.

If you stop to try and figure things out, you stop moving and you will begin to fall back to where you were. Focus on what you want to create in your life.  Move forward to that.  Neale says, " There's nothing behind you that can possibly serve you better than your highest thoughts about tomorrow."

Where ever you are today, give thanks for what you have and celebrate life. God is good and He provides what we need when we need it if we only believe.


Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,” Hebrews 12:28  

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