Through all of living have much joy and laughter, life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.
~ Gordon B. Hinckley

best gifts
best gifts

The mail lady placed the package on my porch. I couldn’t imagine what it was. Physically, I wasn’t feeling my best, and the week had brought some heart wrenching news to the family, so my spirit was troubled with concern. My friend, Duane Adams, recently tried his hand at blacksmithing again after 37 years. He posted a photo on facebook of an exquisite candle holder he made with his wife for their anniversary. I opened the box to find a similar candle holder. It could not have come at a better time, or mean so much to me. Duane Adams is one of the kindest, most compassionate, intuitive men I have ever known and I am in love with him (figuratively speaking, of course, as I’m sure Sarah would object) and his art.

crossroad
crossroad

Before the mail, I had errands to run. I passed the new mural downtown, and went back for a few shots. Brazilian painter, Kobra, shares his rendition of Kentucky native President Abraham Lincoln. I heard someone call the mural “Gaybraham” because of the colorful style. Other’s suppose it should have been Mary Todd Lincoln as she was a Lexington native. For me, I just think it’s fantastic and I’m hopeful it will open doors for local painters to be commissioned for similar projects in Lexington. Public art, and murals in particular, are absolutely beautiful and necessary for any cityscape to truly shine. Art makes every day better.

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