I’m so grateful to Sarel Venter for writing “Morning Light”, inspired by this painting. The story and the painting are Copyright with all rights reserved. Sarel has agreed to give a printed copy of his story, “Morning Light” with the purchase of my painting. He is a master story teller and has two books in publication, now available. If you’re on Facebook, check there for availability and you can “Like” him at “Stories By Sarel” My Facebook page is Sharon Abbott Art. Hope you visit and leave a note for us when you do! Thanks and enjoy…
This is Sarel Venter’s story written for “Morning Light”…
In the absence of illumination, danger lurks where the sea meets the land. In the dark, only reluctant sound alerts to the menace of fluid giving way to solid.
At night, without alerting to the specifics of the threat, the sounds of conflict reach the traveler’s senses on these waters as It washes over the fluid conflagration. For the most part, vessels floating upon the oceans’ surface are safe on the wild waters of the deep. It is only when they happen upon the volatile meeting of mediums that these brittle craft encounter the sharp teeth of hungry reefs.
It is well for the mariner to avoid the junction of sea and land when all senses are not in play. It is prudent to heed the warning of roaring surf, the crash of the waves on rock. For it has always been true that danger is best faced with a clear mind and full senses.
On the ocean, as in life, change is the order of the day. The present, always fleeting, is constantly in transition, from one state to the other, and the traveler on its crest must adjust or falter in the process.
May we all heed the warning of tried and true sailors, that we stay safe afloat, far from a lee shore when the senses are dulled, and the eyes cannot see.
In the morning light, change can be appreciated and adjusted to. Rocks that cause ruckus in the dark can be avoided, even as they show the approach to the harbor. When the sun illuminates the scene, and clearly shows the delineation of the new reality, then the sailor can safely navigate and steer his craft to his destination.
It has always been true that a ship is safest in the harbor, but was not made for this purpose. The soul that is granted life is also devoid of danger in the eddy of a pool, but cannot realize the full potential of its purpose in this stagnant turpor.
Out they must venture into the chance of fortune, to test their individual sails on the wind, to set their keels to the waves; there they must deal with change dancing across the waters.
May we all sail the seven seas and explore the boundless possibilities of our emotions, and may we find our way back safely, when the fragile float meets the unforgiving hard of reality, in the morning light.
Let there be love.
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