Weekend Snapshot: A Father's Spirit

We traveled to Rhode Island on Friday to visit my husband's father, who is dying. Along the way, we came across these images, which are part of a commissioned mural by the Peruvian artist ccopacatty at the Arnold Lumber Company in West Kingston. The mythic quality of these images captured my imagination. It seems to me they stand as metaphors for the epic potential of the human soul, particularly of fathers. I created this video to honor that spirit.

Weekend Snapshot

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  1. being raised by our father alone, this really touched my heart.
    thanks sandy!

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  2. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Interesting! Awesome entry this week:)

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  3. Those are very powerful images. Great choice for the weekend snapshot.

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  4. Anonymous10:12 AM

    that's very strong imagery. it would be great to see that up close and personal.. thanks!

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  5. what can i say? these are nice shots. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Sandy, what beautiful photos of the artists work. The video is so good - I watched the whole thing taking in the pix and the music. They went so well together. Thanks Sandy for it.

    I have a weekend photo up, too.

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  7. Anonymous11:45 AM

    It's a potential we all strive for. Hopefully some of us get there-though the road is far from easy. Others do not, no matter how hard they try. While we all could use prayers, those are the folks who need them most.

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  8. What a neat mural!

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  9. These images make me think of Paul Bunyan. Great video.

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  10. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Those murals are beautiful. I'm sorry to hear about your FIL. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week ahead.

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  11. The images are so powerful. Happy WS.

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  12. sorry to hear about your husband's father. I hope you can enjoy the time you have left with him.

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  13. The minute I saw the hammer over the hand, I felt this sadness...and then I read about your father in law...God's Will be done. My mother in law passed away 2 weeks ago.

    death, inevitable.

    Strength to your husband and your entire family Sandy.

    God Bless.

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  14. Beautiful and touching.

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  15. This is a great art Sandy, very powerful meaning..;)

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  16. Sorry to hear about ur father in-law. Those are interesting pieces of mural :)

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  17. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Those are very strong images, Sandy. These touch sensitive chords of the heart.

    I pray for your entire family for strength. God bless you!

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  18. Anonymous8:01 PM

    Great shot!

    You reminded my of my grandma. She no longer can eat, so the doctors have put her on tubes to keep her alive. She doesn't recognise any of us any more anyway.

    Alex
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  19. Powerful video. What was that gorgeous music?

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  20. Truly a masterpiece.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  21. What a beautiful set of pictures. Powerful!

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  22. Sorry about your father-in-law, Sandy. I am taking care of sickly parents-in-law and it is not easy to see them go.

    Take care.

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  23. Those are great, you have a good eye! Thanks for the info!

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  24. Hello Sandi, thanks for your comment on my blog. That is an old quilt pattern called Dutch Girl. I suspect that the quilt that pillow came from is from around the same time period as my grandmother's quilt, the 1940's.

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  25. Hi Sandy. I'm sorry about your father-in-law.

    Thank you for sharing these meaningful images.

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  26. Anonymous3:26 AM

    am so sorry about your dying FIL. I lost my FIL last year, and even if we weren't really that close, I still felt a really deep loss.
    Blessings ...

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  27. This is so touching, Sandy... thank you for sharing. :)

    My WS post

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  28. Anonymous3:55 AM

    Sorry about your father in law.

    As for the rest, Great work!!!

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  29. Hi Sandy.. I had to call back to let you know I followed the link to the video/video's.. oh! yes I did enjoy my time there. This video is very moving and the music just right... but I also had a look at one of two more.. ha! where oh where I'm I going to find the time to view them all... ha! I am going to make the time for sure and spend an afternoon of two looking at what seems to be a fine collection.
    I'll keep letting you know which one really speak to me. As I'm sure they will :O)

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  30. this is touching... thanks for sharing and for leaving some love on my blog. ;)

    BLOGSILOG

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  31. Nice mural! Sorry to hear about your husband's father.

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  32. Anonymous9:13 AM

    very sorry to hear of yr father in law...so sorry

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  33. Anonymous9:31 AM

    so sorry to hear about your FIL.

    I agree with the rest, powerful images

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  34. I'm very sorry about your FIL. The paintings are beautiful -- my father was a carpenter and sculptor so they touched a special place for me as well. Great shots.

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  35. oh my!..these are very edifying images!...you are blessed my friend...have a great week!

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  36. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Wonderful images for a difficult time.

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  37. wow, a really great post!

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  38. Very well said! I love the vision and your words too. You should enter the Bloggers Choice Awards contest! I'd vote for you :)

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  39. very nice i am sorry about Your FIL my Father is close too

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  40. Anonymous4:38 AM

    im sorry to hear about your FIL. those wre unique shots and tribute.

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