Sometimes the boldest messages are so easily ignored. Consider the largest billboard of our day. The Sky Painter seeks to inspire, encourage and communicate with his palette of hues and diversity of brush-strokes.
Early risers are often rewarded with a brilliant masterpiece hung in the eastern sky. Every second, the canvas changes with new expressions of light and color. It’s as if the Sky Painter longs to infuse color, beauty and wonder into our day – to remind us that we can echo, that we can propagate this beauty in and through our own work as the day unfolds.
I believe he wants to be among the first impressions on our often busy days. The morning message is clear, but brief – the sky quickly fades – it is as if he is saying, “It’s your turn now – what beauty will you create today?”
And then, as each day closes, the Sky Painter begins again. Sometimes the colors are more pastel – to gently remind us of his presence. As the magnum opus develops in the western sky, it is his best work for that day – never to be repeated. It beckons us to become centered – to release the troubles and challenges of the day. If we look, if we listen, he speaks through his waning canvas to whisper order and transcendent beauty into our soul.
This rhythm of the skies quietly frames our days with bold strokes of color and silver lined edges. We can easily let the tyranny of the urgent arrest our attention. On those days, we trudge and tromp and stomp through the day, unaware of our potential. The Sky Painter offers show-stopping beauty to woo us back from the grind, from the busyness of life, and toward a greater awareness of what is and what could be.