It is a different methodology than I have ever used before. The highlights are odd colors, and the floats were too. I kept waiting for the float that would make the Mother of God’s face pink, but it never came. Only yellow. In frustration this morning I called her “Our Lady of Jaundice.” My classmates laughed, but probably I should have kept that little smart alec gem to myself.
I would prefer a lighter face, but I think I will grow to accept this. This photo is shot with flash, which brightens it up. I will take a photo in natural light tomorrow.
I feel absolutely calm. This is a feeling that I have not had for so long I couldn’t even tell you how long ago it was. My face even looks different. I am exhausted, but the bags under my eyes are gone for the first time in over a year.
These teachers, this school, these peers, all miracles, all of them. Our simple soup lunches – medicine for our souls. The prayers we chanted every morning, I will miss those dearly.
I am too tired to make sense. I just wanted to share the icon as soon as I could. I hope that someone other than me will pray before it. Not pray TO it, but pray before it. We do not worship creation, we worship the Creator. To do otherwise is idolatry.
Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to thee.
What a blessing it was to do this.