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THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM (c. 1834) – Edward Hicks

No doubt you’ve seen one of the 60 or so versions of the painting that Edward Hicks executed in the early to mid-19th century.  This example is one of his versions of the painting.

Hicks was a Quaker minister who supported himself and his large family through painting.  Most of this was decorative in nature, cups, bowls and things of that nature.  But he apparently took refuge in this setting of a world at peace and used as his inspiration for it several verses from Isaiah.

I am amazed at how dysfunctional our world is.  Perhaps it has always been so and we are simply more aware of it because of our technological abilities.  But I really don’t think that is the answer.

Rather than allowing myself get caught up in the throes of self-pity and hand-wringing, I spent some time relaxing with this painting and listening to the excellent group, Celtic Thunder, and one of their musical offerings.

I hope you find both the painting and music as refreshing as I did.


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  2. Celtic Thunder is one of my favourite groups.

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