La Mirroir D'eau
Acrylic on Wood Panel 24" x 24"
In June of 2018, I flew into France to begin walking the 500 miles of the French Way Pilgrimage, also known as the Camino de Santiago. I stopped in Bordeaux the night before beginning the trek in Saint Jean Pied-du-Port, and I was captivated by the sunset on the Water Mirror. La Miroir D’eau is the world's largest reflecting pool, covering 37,100 square feet. Built in 2006, it is located on the quay of the Garonne in front of the Place de la Bourse. Steam fountains appeared out of the earth to mist the sidewalk, blurring the edges of the horizon and river. All I could see was the beautiful colors of love!
Physically, mirrors reflect light and thus reflect the world around us. Spiritually, light has symbolic reference to illumination, awareness and wisdom. Therefore, mirrors reflect truth, what is, the results of our actions along with the Karmic rewards, or punishments. In order for us to honorably evaluate ourselves and the world we have created around ourselves, we should learn how to see, to view our current reflection with an Enlightened mind.