Daddy's Christmas Angel

Friday, April 17, 2015

"O" is for Optimism - A to Z Challenge

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” I love this quote from Winston Churchill.

Optimism.

When Farrah Ferand, my heroine from Evening of the Dragonfly, sees a dragonfly or groups of them, she feels optimism. Although they seem somehow connected to the death of her grandfather and then the death of her mother, she believes sighting of the dragonflies is like seeing the spirits of her departed loved ones.
They are a symbol of their love. They bring her optimism.

"Optimism" ©Mary Montague Sikes

Do you have symbols that bring you joy? Are you an optimist, or do you see pessimism in everything?

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Guitars bring me joy - does that count?

Julie Flanders said...

Ooh this one may be my favorite yet. I love the colors. The painting is so peaceful and soothing.

Birgit said...

Love the painting and the dreamy quality. I love Butterflies and dragonflies. My hubby...and now me, see the # 57 everywhere. We don't look for it but it is always there from license plates to clocks to stuff on the TV. he was born in 1957. It is eerie how often we see this #. I am an optimist. There is so much in life that is beautiful and I believe in who we are, our earth and whom we share it with. This painting captures this

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Definitely, Alex!

Thanks, Julie.

Birgit, did you see 57 in my painting? I keep finding things. Thanks!