Then I remembered this painting, 'Farishta', meaning Angel. This year when I had displayed my paintings, at a local festival, I got talking to a lovely lady about our love of painting. The discussion lasted a long time. While we were conversing I was stood in front of this painting, blocking her view. As she was about to leave, I moved slightly to reveal this painting, her eyes went directly to it and she gasped. She told me that she was drawn to it almost as if it was calling her. She bought it on the spot.
I remember whilst I was painting it I was in a sort of trance almost like daydreaming. I did not know quite what the outcome would be because I did not plan it out. I just wanted to paint something that day and went with the flow. I have noticed that when I do this I surprise myself of the results. It is fascinating because I feel like it is coming from deep within me as though I am being guided.
For all those people who are experiencing some kind of illness or hardship, my heart goes out to you, I hope and pray that your lives become full of happiness, health, and peace, NOW. Positive affirmations are powerful tools. I have realised this in my own life. I read a book a few years back called 'Healing Words' by Larry Dossey. A great read which demonstrates scientifically how prayer can heal. I hope you get a chance to read it someday.
Here is another poem by my son dedicated to the painting 'Farishta'.
The Luminous Angel
No day is left unheard, no voice falls silent.
Where shadows beset your eyes and ghasts snatch hope, there will the angels wings fall, to douse the discord.
Unconditional and selfless.