A dreamcatcher is many things, although many of us associate it with a Native American artwork with spiritual implications.
In the artwork, Dreamcatcher, a young woman stands at the base of cliffs in Zion National Park, in a state of dance and mediation. There is joy here and freedom, and the woman looks ahead to her future with confidence and strength.
In some ways – many ways, actually – that future will be rocky, because that’s what life is: it consists of many difficult and winding paths that take us up, through, and over obstacles that, from a distance, look impossible to cross or traverse. But because life, like any journey, consists of one step at a time, we find that we make considerable distance just by taking that one step at a time, one step after another.
Dreamcatcher is a moment of pause in this journey, when the young woman stands atop a rock overlooking the view and glories in the warmth of the sun, the beauty of the landscape before her, and the steps that she has already taken to get her. Dreamcatcher is a reminder – and an encouragement – that thought life’s journey is a challenging one, it takes us to and through beautiful places – and oddly (or maybe not so oddly), the most beautiful places are ones we reach after much struggle, determination, and persistence.
It is there that we find the fulfillment of our dreams.
Dreamcatcher is featured on 21 Fine Art America groups.
March 17th, 2017
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