There are times in our lives when we seem to come to a fork in the road. We need to make a decision. Go left, or go right. In some cases, there’s no difference and our choice is of little consequence. They either lead to the same place or even if they don’t, nothing notable happens on the chosen path. No new cherished memories are made. No personal growth is created. However, sometimes it can really make all the difference and can have a real impact on our lives.
Have you ever looked at a painting and wished you were there? Wished that you were living in the painted scene because of the peace that it brings or the motions it stirs in your heart? Have you ever wondered if the painter dreams as if you dream and if such places and scenes actually exist in real life?
The above painting is called Evening Journey by Russian painter Evgeny Lushpin. He is quite talented and his works reflect serene scenes, typically in a European setting either in the country, city, or small villas. I absolutely adore the painting. For me, it paints a picture of a calm, peaceful evening after a light rain. The people in their homes are settling down after a long day and those in the trolley speak amongst themselves as they head to their destination, maybe to meet some friends or wake a lonely walk by the pear. The weather seems cool, perhaps with a slight breeze. For some reason, in me it feels like the beginning of a love story. The painting is soothing. It is beautiful. And it is romantic. Continue reading