Wednesday, August 29, 2007

How Far is Heaven?


"How Far is Heaven?"

The title of this painting is that of one of the first songs I remember hearing. I was a child, sitting in my little red and white up-holstered rocking chair. Beside me, on a table, was an old record player. I was mesmerized, watching the needle gently wave back and forth on the record. A woman was singing a very sad song. It seems that a little girl's Daddy had disappeared and her Mother told her he had gone to Heaven. An older woman sang the story part and, for the chorus, a little girl's voice would break in and ask the question, "How Far is Heaven?". When the song ended, I would get up get up from my little chair, and, standing on tiptoe, place the needle back at the beginning and listen again - and again - and again. That was probably the richest I will ever be.
This original acrylic miniature painting - 2.5 x 3.5 inches - is for that precious memory.

4 comments:

TheresaJ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and "signing" my guestbook. Love your blog. You write beautifully and your paintings are so sweet and lovely. Good luck with your etsy shop!

- Theresaj

Angela said...

This is sooo beautiful! I love it! :) *HUGS*

WendiWinn said...

what a touching story. my richest times are spent with my family.

Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Jamey. I found your beautiful painting while searching the internet looking for the song "How far is heaven" My Daddy passed away two weeks ago and I had someone from my church sing this special song at his funeral. I was his little girl and I miss him so much. He died of a massive heart attack. My Momma passed away when I was 23 in 2003. This song touches me in a way that I can't describe and seeing your wonderful painting brings tears to my eyes. Your painting touches my heart more than words can describe.