Thursday, July 19, 2007

Song of Love

King Solomon, a lover of God, is said to be one of the wisest men ever and wrote many songs. In one of his, the Song of Solomon (Song of Songs in some translations of the Bible), Solomon advises us to take love seriously. He portrays human love in poetic fashion. Solomon 1:4 says, "How right they are to adore you." This is said by Solomon's beloved wife to be. She is talking to her friends who are praising Solomon. Some scholars say that the Song of Solomon is like God loving Israel or Christ loving his church. Christ used the metaphor of a bride when he referred to the church, the followers of Christ. This little card (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") just says "adore." I thought I saw that look in this girl's eyes. I've use paper, ephemera, an image of a photo and I etched in gel medium around the image and stained it.

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