10/06/2007

Bragging Rights: Lily Anne Harris

OK, so I am cool and tough, a regular Nick Danger kind of guy (but without all the hair and the pistol), seeking out the far reaches of Anglican Land and finding there much flailing about by the righteous and much too much compromise by too many people of good, but not well thought out, will. It is an obscured world, where there are so many words you can barely find the light of Christ, much less the purpose and function of the Anglican Communion. It is discouraging at times and I sometimes wonder if the effort is worth it.

So it is a gift to take refuge in bragging rights: Matthew (son) and Kellee (daughter by marriage to M.) produced a wonderful daughter, Lily Anne Harris, and they left Lily with Kathryn and me for three days. So I got a chance to be proud grandfather (she calls me Mark). Among other things, I got to spend some time with Lily doing watercolors together. Two and a half year old children have a lot to teach us. Ema, our daughter, who is an artist and teacher, was delighted when I told her that Ema's favorite color is yellow. Yellow, says Ema, is the color of the future. So Lily brings the future. Good. The present could use some decent future.

So here it is - more important than the latest communique from anybody, bragging rights for Mark, Lily Anne Harris painting.



Thanks for time away from the messy Anglican scene.

8 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Mark, An absolute delight, Lily painting, a better picture of the world. Thanks for having the good sense to make a record of this magical event and making it available to us. And, ambidextrous, in addition. Norman

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  3. Gosh, Mark, she looks so very serious about her painting.

    Quite the cutie!

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  4. You've been truly blessed! Thanks for sharing that blessing.

    God's Peace,
    Andy

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  5. Mark - She appears to have quite an extensive palette and sense of composition (center focal point etc.) for someone her age - no kidding! My three year old son is still into big blobs of one color of paint. Perhaps, she will sort it all out for us after all.

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  6. Okay, what is wrong with this child? She does not have an ounce of paint on her cloths. I've very suspect, she actually putting paint on the paper -- I would have had it on my shirt, paint on my nose, on the table and maybe just a little on the paper ... are you sure she's a REAL child? [*wink with a big smile*]

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  7. Mark,

    Grand babies are a wonderful gift. On my blog site is a picture of one of her contemporaries, Jamie who loves being in still photos.

    Life is good, when we are able to celebrate it.

    Thanks!

    FWIW
    jimB

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  8. The child seems to have inherited her grandfather's sense of artistry, but alas, she appears also to have inherited his . . . how to put this delicately?. . . his 'bay window."

    Never mind. It looks delightful and age appropriate on you both.

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