"Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void. "-- Simone Weil
"Because of Grace"
I'm having a hard time putting words to this new painting...
This sweet little guy is just so precious to me. He brings me back to my childhood--to Samson Little, the little red dachshund who, as a little girl, was my best buddy. He was the best ever listener. He sat quietly beside me when I needed to get a good cry out, he never once asked me to stop before I was done. He curled up next to me at night. He let me tell him stories. His sweet little presence comforted me when nothing else did.
I so loved that dog.
I painted this painting for my sweet Dad who has had such a deep connection with all of our dachshunds. After Sam, there was Fritz Van Liebchen Hausen, the miniature black and red dachshund that became paralyzed (in his back legs) at a young age...my parents did everything for that dog. He and my Dad were bonded in a way words can't touch. In all of Fritz's struggles, there was something there that always shined through...a knowing that he was in good hands? An understanding. Grace? I don't have words.
The little painting above says it all, whatever I'm trying to describe is there. No words necessary.