Sunday, May 06, 2007


Its Sunday evening and its feels like the calm between 2 storms. Next week will be my busiest work week of the year - last week was probably the second busiest setting up for a huge news day involving all sorts of heads of state.

However there is always room for a few other things in life so I saw a fantastic Duke Special concert and finally managed to get a new painting (PROVIDENCE) framed and on the wall. Its by my good friend Rob Bancroft from Nashville - click on the title to go straight to his website for some other amazing stuff.

So Sunday evening after a day of storms the sun is shining and I've been walking along the beach at Sanctus Boscus. Now back and sitting on the sofa while the rays of the setting sun are reflecting on the painting and I'm reflecting on it..... wondering about providence ... Is it true or just wishful thinking a week where some days I've been too busy to eat but yet been strangely content - other friends have been struggling with life ..... are we both receiving providence in different ways ..... or is it only providence when you do get what you want, when you are provided for and dont struggle. I dont know - I dont have the answers for those who are struggling But ....

Maybe a belief in providence is just wishful thinking but then as FB would say sometimes wishing is the wings truth comes true on , sometimes the truth is what sets us wishing for it.



The Harbour of Ourselves said...

father - have been trying to find this quote for days now in response to your wonderful thoughts - found it this morning whilst looking for a book, it's by that well known fella Alphonse de Lamartine. he says that:

Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.

Did you know his middle names were Marie Louise Prat? Just thought you ought to know...

The Father said...

thanks cs - may print it out and stick it below the painting .... later m