A Gift of Words

If Life Is Sacred, copyright Mary Ann Barton 2013.

If Life Is Sacred, copyright Mary Ann Barton 2013. Glaucus and Scylla (detail) by J. M. W. Turner, oil on panel, 1841, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

“If life is sacred, then each moment is holy, and daybreak rises from the bed of night. If rocks and streams are made of stardust, then every ocean is filled with light.” I wrote these words as song lyrics, and offer them today in thanks for your faithful readership of the Joyous Paradox blog, which turns two years old this month.

You can find out more about J. M. W. Turner’s famous painting, Glaucus and Scylla, at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, where it is currently on exhibit.

4 thoughts on “A Gift of Words

  1. Such a refreshing quote. Something for us to reflect on. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year Mary. Haven’t seen you stop b my blog these days, hope all is well?


    1. Hi, Sheila, Thanks so much for stopping by Joyous Paradox. I’m well, just losing myself in writing my book these days. I love your post called “Songs I cry to.” Paul Simon’s Graceland is one of my favorites when I’m tearful as well as when I’m happy. James Taylor — Sweet Baby James, Handy Man, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) — now, there’s the man for crying to. See you again soon. All the best, Mary Ann


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