Have you ever seen the documentary What the #$*! Do We (K)now? If you haven't, do yourself a favor and rent it or Netflix it.
The film is about Quantum Physics. Heavy, right?! Well, what the movie gets into is the idea of each action of each person having a ripple effect onto each other's lives.
One particular subject it features is the effect of words. The story follows a Japanese scientist, Dr. Masaru Emoto, as he studies the effect words have on water crystals. Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. He's actually written a book about it, The Hidden Messages in Water.
The movie and Dr. Emoto's research inspired an artist in Seattle to create a wall of art that featured hundreds of canvases with the word LOVE paint on them. It was displayed as one whole piece, and then each of the separate canvases were then sold after the show and the LOVE was dispersed to the masses. One of these pieces was purchased by my friend BJ and given to my friend Mary as a Christmas gift.
This idea inspired Mary, and in turn she now asks everyone who stays at her home to create a canvas featuring the word love. This is what she has so far:
Mary's project also inspired me. What better way to wish a friend happiness than to give them a piece of LOVE. I've created these as gifts over the years since I first painted one for Mary's LOVE wall in 2004 and I've given them out for birthdays, weddings, and just because gifts.
With the love holiday fast approaching, I wish you all a piece of my LOVE and I hope you pass the love on as you go about your day... Have a Happy Valentine's Day!