Monday, October 29, 2007

Letter to the Living

To those warm bodies still living,

Due to a constant gnawing of my conscience, I am prompted to put pen to paper and give fair warning to the living who still have time.
You may think you have all the time in the world
left, but let me assure you it is later than you think,

While I could write volumes on what to expect once on this side, I won't waste your precious time on
that but rather hope you will focus on the now.

Never question the reason for your presence on this great planet. You were given life as a gift from
God. Yes Virginia, HE IS.
You are exactly where you are supposed to be in
this great space in time.
I questioned everything, even His existance and was never satisfied with my place in life or time.

Never take the gifts given you for granted. You
are a unique being. There never has nor never will be another exactly like you. EVER.

Use your gifts wisely to bring forth your own
happiness and to serve others.
Yes, you are your brothers keeper.
I was lazy with my time and talent never using
my gifts to their fullest.

Never think you are owed a perfect life. Everyone
must suffer loss, setbacks, and much disappointment at times. These times bring you closer to God and
make you aware and thankful for the happy, peaceful
I became bitter and never learned that there is a
balance to all things. Worst of all, I never looked
to God until trouble descended upon me.

Seek Love and Happiness each moment. Take
advantage of every opportunity to let others know
you love and care for them. You never know when this precious gift will be finished, complete and done with for either of you.
I left this world in the blink of a eye without time
to tell those I loved and cared for goodbye.

Remember, being happy is a twenty four hour a day
job. It will not be handed to you nor can it be
So, I end this with the hope that you the living will take heart to my words.
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is
made of.
And.....Dance while you can, it's later than you

Sincerely, A Voice From The Past

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Letter to the Living Tip In

This is my tip in for a exchange on the OddArts yahoo group. The theme is letters from the dead. I had to do a second one because I misunderstood the correct size. Nothing like reading the directions correctly the first time lol.
Open windows. The scroll has a "letter to the living" written on it.

This is the front with the windows closed.

This is stamped images on black paper I embellished with gesso. I love that two ghostly figures show through.