Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Little SHINE on my Umbrella

Going around under an umbrella interferes with ones looking up at the sky - Jerzy Kosinski
A lightweight umbrella to shield you from the sun is called a parasol.
Para = to shield
Sole = sun
Week #30 LIFE'S simple pleasures - umbrella

During the French Impressionist era, portraits of women carrying parasols was a popular theme.
On the left is Claude Monet's Woman with a Parasol 1875.  On the right is one of my most favorite paintings, Post Impressionist George Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte 1884
The women in these paintings carry a parasol, a canopy designed to protect against the sunlight.
I found someone is trying to create a new term for the parasol.... a sunnybrella!  I like that!
A Parasol of Light
Once upon an autumn’s dream
She walked through falling sun
Barefoot in a sea of yesterdays
Where dreams catch up to run
A parasol full of guardian light
Paving paths that break ahead
Stepping into shores of leaves
A fragrance of orange and red
Golden wings on gentle waves
Breaking over the calm of day
Carrying psalms into her heart
Listening to God along the way
©Kathy Paysen 2010

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