A Time To Laugh

by sandihester

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to weep and a time to laugh.  Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4

You may be wondering how this painting and this scripture relate – they don’t and I’ll tell you why.  Saturday afternoon I went to the creek with Grady – he fished and I painted.  We went to a creek where we have to cross over at one point to get to a good fishing hole for Grady.  Grady always gives me a piggy back ride across the creek – he’s really good at it – he carries me, all my painting gear, and all his fishing gear.  After a couple of hours of fishing and painting it was time to head home because we had a birthday party to go to.  We get all loaded up and I hopped on Grady’s back for my “ride” across the creek.  Everything was going just fine until all of a sudden I’m submerged in the creek – all but one side of my face and one shoulder.  Grady’s foot slipped and he hung on to me for dear life leaving his knee to take the brunt of the fall, but I still ended up submerged in the creek.  Once we got ourselves together and to the side of the creek I realized my bag with all my painting supplies was completely filled to the brim 🙂 with water!  Since I paint with watercolor paints all my supplies were fine, but my sketchbook with all my paintings didn’t fair so well.  That’s why I don’t have any paintings to show you from my painting excursion – they all got washed away – including several other paintings that thankfully I had already posted.  So that’s why there is this random painting – one I did a couple of weeks ago and just hadn’t posted yet because I couldn’t think of a verse to put with it, so this worked out perfectly.  Grady hated my paintings got messed up, but I told him it was worth it for the laugh and the great memory.