Thursday, 25 December 2003
Pix Of The Day: Mother Earth & Father Sky Needs
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/PishTush.com. Thumbnail clicks pop-up larger images.
WHERE: St. George, Utah. WHAT: The Tree Of Light And Life
'The Tree Of Light And Life', a sculpture by Jerry Anderson of Silver Reef, Utah, which is installed in the Peace Plaza at the new Dixie Regional Hospital in St. George, Utah, comes to you as a symbolic good wish at Christmas. The symbol exists in many cultures: in the desert southwest of what is now the USA, the rock art forms often seen are similar to the Jewish menorah. As archaeologist Boma Johnson explains, "In this symbol, there must be two parts: the roots reaching down into the earth for nourishment and grounding, (physical needs) and the branches reaching toward the sun for light (spiritual needs). Life is sustained by the composite gift of Mother Earth and Father Sky.". On the same day that the photographs of the tree were taken, there was a magical light across earth and sky, which even in the prosaic environment of a suburban street with a parked truck, we found very inspiring.
We hope both your Mother Earth and Father Sky needs are fulfilled in the days ahead. Please click on the control icon below, for a tuneful version of this greeting.
Song by Matthew (age 6) and Margaret (age 4)
Our thanks go to all the people who have contributed in any way to this web site, the medical people whose efforts made it possible to continue, and to our own friends, family, and loved ones. If you do not fall into any of these categories, then we thank you most of all, the visitors to One Day At A Time…
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)