Today I took Sarah, Norah and Avril to the Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest public art museum in America. We saw paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Picasso...

There's always one or two works that I, personally, really connect with on each visit to an art gallery. This time I liked The Lesson by Thomas Armstrong. The painting looks very severe from here, but it provokes a totally different feeling in real life. I actually laughed out loud. I wonder if you can guess why I liked it so much.

The other painting that really inspired me was Hercules Wrestling with Death for the Body of Alcestis by Frederick Lord Leighton. This is only a small portion of the entire painting, but it's the part that really struck me.

It made me think of a friend I am praying for. I do not understand what actually happens in the supernatural realm when we pray, but I know that prayer can sometimes feel as if something like this is really happening in the spiritual realm.


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