giovanni-letter-to-friendI am your Friend - Giovanni

Celtic knotwork forms a frame around an angel and the text.
Gold accents. Lettering done with gouache on Rives BFK paper.

Original size 18 x 18
Matted to 20 x 20

Original can be ordered in other colors.

Matted Price: $450.00

24 K gold: add $100

Framing available.

 

Text:

I salute you. I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got. But there is much, very much, that while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instance. Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take joy! Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty . . . that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven. Courage then to claim it, that is all! . . . And so I greet you, with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.

"Letter to a Friend" by Fra Giovanni, 1513

 

 

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