It was the feastday of Our Lady of Sorrows, and it is timely for me to pray with that icon. A friend’s younger brother died last week of cancer, and a good friend of mine is in hospice, also with cancer. So much sorrow and grief among so many friends and family members.
I collaborated with a friend to write this icon: I’d work on it a while, then send it to her to do the same, and back and forth until we felt it was complete. What an exercise in humility and letting go!!! I have always felt that it turned out more beautiful as a combined effort than either of us could have achieved alone. Enough said: the image can speak for itself, the brushstrokes and color more eloquent than my words could ever be.