Monday, December 31, 2012

Hyacinths of Knowledge

I dug this one up from the archives. Not that it's particularly old, but its been out of sight for awhile. I sent this watercolor home in a document box when I said my goodbyes to Israel for the first time. I had it hanging in my cubicle there, and it would receive compliments from time to time when people stopped by to ask questions or have a chat. To me it was never quite right visually, the greens particularly, but still people liked it. My interest was more in the quote "... Sow the seeds of divine wisdom in the pure soil of the heart, and water them with the waters of certitude, that the hyacinths of knowledge and wisdom may spring up fresh and green from the holy city of the heart." I like the imagery of the heart being composed of pure soil from which things such as wisdom can grow like beautiful flowers. However, it takes a certain attitude to cultivate it.

I think we can all do with a little tending. May our hearts spring up with good things in 2013 (and forever and beyond).


  1. Beautiful artwork, beautiful words to consider. You always were a special soul. Thanks for sharing this, and blessings to you and your loved ones this new year, Erin!


  2. Thanks, Heather :) I'm glad you enjoyed it. Good wishes to you and yours this year too. I hope all is well.

  3. I loved this artwork when it was pinned up in your desk, and it makes me so happy to see it again.

  4. Jenna, I meant to respond to your comment sooner. I'm glad that you got to re-visit the piece and that it still makes you happy :)