I’m on a roll tonight. My DH is watching a ballgame at a friend’s house, a friend with a 52″ high definition television. Anyway, I’ve again changed the image header, this time to Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I remember seeing it at the MOMA years ago when some friends and I darted in and out quickly…so much to do, so little time. It made a powerful impression on me, and afterwards I made it my business to learn more about him and the painting itself. The swirling clouds and luminous stars somehow make the tiny village seem safe and nestled as well as small and insignificant…in the grand scheme of things. Since the painting was cropped to fit the heading space, we can’t see the church steeple reaching heavenward, but we can see the tip of the cypress tree.
The hour is late, and that’s about all I remember about the painting tonight. Perhaps someone will enlighten me…and the other bloggers.