Among the Sierra Nevadas by Albert Bierstadt: Painting and Meditation

September 13, 2020  • Brianna Curran

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Among the Sierra Nevadas, Albert Bierstadt


I spent this weekend in a mountain range over one billion years old. Surrounded by the whispering trees and worn granite, my little life felt like a mere blip on the radar of time. Oh, what those mountains must have seen and experienced. Albert Bierstadt, in his stunning landscapes, draws a connection for me between nature and the divine, uniting them in a heavenly illustration marked by light. Listen to the nature around you today. What do you feel? Can you hear the whispers of its history? How does your presence in its majesty feel? Where do you find the divine in the world around you?

Brianna Curran, Washington, DC

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