One Precious Day


One Precious Day 30 X 16 Mixed Media Relief Painting

One Precious Day  30×16 mixed media acrylic

One Precious Day


You think that this is just another day in your life…
It’s not just another day.
It’s the one day that is given to you – today…
It’s given to you.
It’s a gift.
It’s the only gift that you have right now…
…and the only appropriate response is gratefulness.

(Louis Schwartzberg, photographer)

Louis Schwartzberg is a contemporary photographer that has spent his life taking time-lapse photographs. He also made a short film, “One Precious Day”. During his remarks introducing the film, Louis says, “we are all connected to a universe that celebrates life”. In that one casual sentence, he sums up some thoughts that I have used entire paragraphs to try to express.

The use of the word “God” can be off-putting to some. I am not sure why it is controversial, to me acknowledging that there is a God is to admit that I am not the highest power in the universe. The form God takes and the methods we use to honor God and interact with God are certainly open to debate, but who among us is so arrogant as to believe there is nothing greater than us? Who can watch a sunrise, or a thunderstorm, or look up at the stars at night and conclude, yup, this all happened by accident, and I am in charge here…

As we begin a new year I wish you all well, “One Precious Day” at a time.

Image and text © 2015 James Golaszewski, except as noted


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