Before I head off to bed tonight, I want to share with you the Picture that has become the new favorite here at the Carr Household. This is called "Forgiven" and it is by our favorite artist. Rodney Lough Jr. Check out his website here. He has an absolutely amazing gallery in San Francisco near Pier 39. Mike and I stumbled across the gallery on our 2nd wedding anniversary. We had to go to the bay area to be at an intense City Council Meeting. We were the Noise Consultants on a controversial Car Wash. There are so many things to say about that statement but none the less, it helps put food on the table and quite honestly, noise affects us hugely, so there was a lot to be said about this car wash. (It didn't pass and it wasn't because of a noise issue, though that is the easiest to blame). I have digressed.
It wasn't the ideal way to spend our anniversary. Our dinner was spent with Mike prepping for the meeting and then listening to people get upset over something that was a non-issue. We started driving, just wanted to see what was still open and if there was anything to go do. We walked in the gallery and spent the rest of our evening there. We fell in love with the photography and the beauty that lies in each photo. There is a very special process, special film, special camera, and special paper.... on and on... these are one of a kind. As you brighten or dim a light, the photo changes and pulls you in, makes you feel like you are right there.
That night at the gallery, we closed the place down. If you know our story, Mike and I have a way of doing this. Dana, our consultant/salesman, truly loves the art and knows so much about it. We ended up getting to know Him and he found out it was our anniversary. Shortly after we were served wonderful glasses of wine as we browsed the gallery and view truly amazing pieces of art in special viewing rooms. I will never forget our evening as we fell in love with God's amazing creation over and over again through the eyes, talent and wisdom of this artist.
Our new favorite is "Forgiven". We LOVE this picture, but we know that behind every picture is a story to go with it. Let me share with you what Rodney wrote up about this Photo,
“I awoke the other day questioning my faith wondering which was the greater of these:forgive or be forgiven. Many of us have experienced both. For me the greater is most definitely ‘forgive’, but I’m not so sure I’ve truly been able to do it. Ever. So for now I’ll have to just be satisfied with being ‘Forgiven’.”
As I finish this post, I just wanted to share this piece with you, the thought that goes along with it and the peace that comes in my heart after seeing this picture and hearing that I am FORGIVEN. I’ve really needed to be reminded of that a lot lately.