Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Visitation

The Visitation by Albertinelli

Journal Entry from 8 May, 2009 – Firenze, Italy

Today I saw the most beautiful, touching painting. It is of the moment when Mary, pregnant with Christ, met Elizabeth, pregnant with John. It so honestly and spiritually presents a connection between two righteous women. It captures the moment when both women are feeling weight, realizing the magnanimity of their responsibilities. What a kind thing for Heavenly Father to do—give two cousins someone to share their experiences with. Both women had miraculous conceptions. I find it so fitting and tender Heavenly Father would give each of them a woman companion to connect, divulge, and share with in experiences unique, yet connected. Further proof Heavenly Father truly understands women.

8 comments:

Carolyn said...

Thanks for sharing, Ande. I had never seen this painting before and now I, too, love it.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh my. Thank you. So profoundly and simply put. Thank you.

Jill said...

I think it's beautiful that you saw all of this in this painting and that you wrote it in your journal. Thanks for sharing.

Nic Bingham said...

hey! did you delete your facebook?!

Renny said...

Aw I love that! Thanks for posting your thoughts on this, you make me see art in a different way.

Grace said...

I love this Ande! I just got to checking blogs.. since I didn't make any time over Christmas. I love you, Ande!

Emma J said...

Beautiful.

Tyson Pyle said...

hey write some more stuff