Yesterday I gave you the explosion of love in colour and music. Today I give you another aspect of what I thought was the three expressions of love. Love comes softly into our lives like a cloud. It creeps in unexpectantly. It catches us unaware when we least expect it.
The feeling I am trying to describe is best described by telling you of the first day I met my daughter. I had been in maternity hospitals many times before. It was part of my job to visit and be with people at the sad times and the happy times. Visiting new mothers was always a happy event and I always left feeling it was the most wonderful thing I had just witnessed.
So now I was on my way to visit my wife and meet my daughter for the first time. In those days fathers were no allowed into the event. So I had done this hundreds of times, I new it was going to be a happy occasion and I was looking forward to it.
Can I describe what I felt when I first saw her. There are no words. It was like a cloud of emotion changing and moving first one then another but bringing with it colour and a bubbling sense of pride and joy. I took her tiny hand and I could not believe what I was seeing, her little pinkies were exactly like mine, with a distinctive bend to them. Sometimes clouds bring rain this cloud brought tears, of joy.
Every time I see her I smile again and the feeling of pride and joy rains into my heart once more.
Somebody tell me, when is Fathers day?
This was the second of three small canvas that I painted on the theme and thoughts of love. Painted in acrylic.
This blog is linked to my other where I have used this artwork:- Gifts and Giving