35 thoughts on “Shrouded

  1. I have great faith in our democracy and have great hope in the future. I do not feel that this is a dark time. Have hope! God is in charge, remember!

  2. I’m finding solace in a number of creative blogs I follow, whether the bloggers make an explicit remark or not. Ultimately, the creative outpouring of artists around the world will lift up society to higher ideals. It is comforting to find beauty and meaningful visual statements in my inbox every day, and that can’t be taken away from us. We do still live in a democracy and have a constitutional right to free speech. And speak up we must.

  3. I believe this is a promising time. Naysayers should be positive and not try to bring everyone down. I’m very disappointed that you find the need to spread gloom.
    Carol

    • I agree I was very surprised to see this on her website. This is definitely not a gloomy time. This is a time for us to look forward to change and hopefully restoration for our country. We have been in a dark place for years now. God is our only salvation and with Him we will see better days.

  4. From the bottom of my broken heart I thank you. Our beauty as a nation resides in our diversity. We all need to lift up a light of compassion and courage to speak and act in ways that counteract prejudice and bigotry. The artists among us, like you, lead the way.
    Thank you.

    • Donna, I’m sorry for your pain, but am bewildered that you could not see the the inner beauty of the family who honored us by their presence the past eight years.

  5. Words from the 1972 election echo in my mind..” Don’t blame me I’m from Massachusetts “😳Words I never thought to use again…our Constitution is a strong instrument to protect our cherished values especially if we stand strong behind it. Our voices need to be raised if or when there are attacks upon it”s body.

  6. Especially for the children and grandchildren whose faces are gazing upwards to us adults (as in your family group) seeking reassurance and trust. May we continue to offer them truth, beauty and goodness. Thank you, Salley.

  7. I appreciate the reference Salley. However after reading through the comments I can see that some people just do not get it. And I wonder why they would follow the blog of a peaceful, unbiased, caring and worldly person to leave comments such as “the sun is shinning” after the past eight years. We have such a long way to go in this country to achieve a semblance of unity.

      • No Carol I am not young. However from an early age I was taught to accept all people and treat everyone as you would want to be treated yourself. For the past sixty years that has worked well for me in this world.
        I pray the next four years will not foster increased ill will to those who are not accepted as true Americans. America has always been great!

      • We have a strong human urge to have our opinions and perspectives accepted as right, because it makes us feel safe. So we become right fighters. Instead of telling roughly half of a population that they aren’t getting it, a more promising path to unity, in my opinion, is to allow divergent opinions and beliefs. Not to do so means one becomes the same as that one is decrying. We are intelligent beings who form the opinions that are right for each of us. That is what should be respected.

  8. LOVE THE THREE WISE MEN. TOO BAD THEY DIDN’T RUN FOR PRESIDENT.
    THE QUOTE FROM OSCAR WILDE IS PERFECT. I’M NAMING MY NEXT DOG
    AFTER HIM. I’M THINKING OF GETTING A PET SKUNK AND NAMING HIM “THE DONALD”.

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