Back in November, I was conversing with my husband in the hospital room as he recovered from heart catheterization. I said, ‘While you were having your procedure, the women’s retreat planning team decided to use Psalm 84 as the main scripture for the retreat. I looked it up, and it’s a good one: ‘How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord.’ That’s one of my favorites.”
He replied, “So the retreat is going to be about home renovations.”
The retreat is in one week, and the topic is not home renovations. Our assignment is to bring “some object that expresses a way in which you are a work of art.” Hmm. Not a work of art that I have made, but how I am a work of art. (As an aside, I must say that this would never be assigned for a men’s retreat.)
Professor Google says “work of art” means
1. a creative product with strong imaginative or aesthetic appeal.
Me, a creative product? That would be recursion at its best – I am a creative product when I am being creative. That’s the genius of God (evolution?) right there, creating a creative creature, thereby perpetuating the act of creation, even while resting on the sabbath. Therefore, a work of art that I have made would be an object expressing a way in which I am a work of art.
I wonder if evolution rests on the Sabbath.
What would you choose as an object to express how you yourself are a work of art?
Would you prefer a question about home renovations? What home renovation project best reflects you? What assignment would be good for a men's retreat? Do you wish I would stop asking questions?