A New Way of Seeing
One brilliant sky-blue day when I was walking the streets of Santa Fe, a wedding procession emerged from the doors of the old Loretto Chapel built in 1878. Smiling broadly while holding hands, the jubilant bride and groom led a long line of well-wishers to the Old Santa Fe Trail in front of the church. There, a humble but beautiful fawn colored burro, stood ready and waiting to lead the wedding procession through the streets of the City Different.
He was dressed for the occasion with a tawny colored basket draped over a colorful blanket on his back, with geometric patterns of orange, red, and blue stripes and diamonds. Yellow, green, red and white tassels edged his festive covering, combined with long burnt-red fringe that nearly touched the ground. Raspberry roses and persimmon colored marigolds amid lime green leaves and stems literally burst from the burro’s basket.
Combinations of Beauty
This assemblage of nature, color, shape, pattern and texture took my breath away that day. What an amazing combination of the elements of beauty that make our world stunning. My Eye for Beauty E-Course coming this fall focuses on a new way of seeing and experiencing the exquisite life on our planet.
I’m taking a few weeks off from my blog to put the finishing touches on the course. Happy Indian Summer to all of you! Toby and I will be back in September with our weekly musings on all things beautiful. Stay tuned!
In the love of beauty,