Friday Night

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Acrylic on canvas board, 12″x16″.

When kids were small, we have decided that we need some beautiful family traditions.  We have discussed that in length. Once a year, or even once a month is too rare. Every day is too often. Once a week seemed just right. I don’t remember now what options we looked at, but in the end we settled with celebrating Sabbath. We would set up a nice table for the evening meal, and light up candles. Then we toast to something important, and discuss what happens in our lives. We are not very strict about it. If Friday night something happens and we cannot celebrate, we can do it on Saturday, or pretty much any other day, why not? The important thing is to have an excuse to sit together, and talk, and know that we are a family and that’s what matters the most.

The painting depicts our Friday night candles lighting the night and lifting the mood.