"Upon Thy Gates - Paintings to Ponder" is an invitation to ponder some of the Eternal Mysteries of Spirit. Regardless of the wisdom inherent in a word, phrase, allegory, parable or concept, our fast-paced lives have habituated us to jumping to the next thing and the next and the next without taking the time to really "ponder." In Deuteronomy 6:8-9 we find the key to internalizing words of wisdom - and that is to keep these words prominently before us - every day. Hence the admonition to "write them upon the doorposts of thy (our) house(s), and upon thy (our) gates."

      I have made paintings of "words of wisdom" from a diverse array of persons, times, cultures and traditions. These words particularly move me. I have hung them in rooms where we spend time. And so we are confronted by them on a daily basis. They have transformed my life.

© 2019 Selwyn Silberblatt

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