Behold All Things New

visual art in response to issues of concern

Along the Nile

Painting, Mary Melikian

Oil Crayon on papyrus, 18" x 24", 2003

During a recent journey to the Holy Land, we crossed by land from Israel to Egypt. There was a caravan of three small buses, and we were lead by an armed car. The trip took several hours and I said to myself, "What are you doing screeching through the desert and crossing these borders in such a primitive way?" And then I thought of another journey long ago of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and what that all meant "Flight" and "Crossing Borders". May we during this Advent Season cross the borders into Peace, Harmony and Love and continue to be faithful to the Prince of Peace.

Mary Melikian
St. Bartholomew's

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