Stunning what an exquisite little lemon-colored orchid in a north-facing windowsill is doing to lift my spirits! Or is it the thought that was behind that little birthday gift from a grandkid that's piquing my memory? Any way I look at it, that three-inch pot and its contents brought sunshine into this room today way before the sun did; and that's a pretty big deal in this 24-hour period in April which has so far yielded thunder, lightning, rain, sleet, and snow.
On the same wall is another gift—equally intriguing—from her sister. By my count, there are 1,872 tiny paintings—no two alike—on a watercolor. I marveled at how she had painstakingly gotten them so evenly spaced.
"I draw lines. Then I erase them," she admitted. She also admitted that the one she gave me and the one she gave her dad were prints, but that waitstaff had paid her good money for the one she and a friend had inadvertently left on the table in a coffee shop.
"Best portrayal of UNIQUE I've ever seen," I told her.
Now that I've had time to mull that over, I'd maybe qualify that a bit. The BEST portrayal would maybe be that it would come in second place—secondary only in that every single human has a DNA strikingly unique from every other—UNIQUE, but stamped in the image of the Creator. No two alike.
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Willene Tanis is a longtime resident of the Imlay City area and an active volunteer in the community. Many readers find her 'Perspectives' column to universal and uplifting.