Mandarin Orange #39
A swan swimming in front of a beautiful stand of reeds in the channel by our lake ... (original)
These are patterns in a thin layer of ice on a puddle ... I added color to get the design.
I attended a funeral last week that was so spiritual and gratifying in the way it addressed the beliefs of the widow (Christian) and of the deceased (Judaism). It reminded me of the Baha'i beliefs that we all travel different roads to the one God which, in the end, brings us together as one. If only we could live our lives with that oneness ... the acceptance and respect of each man for who he is and what he believes. Instead I see so much division and bitterness. I wish we could look inside of ourselves and find it in our hearts to love one another ... Peace, Love ... Respect. God wants nothing less from us ...