The holidays in America seem to focus on gifts. No matter how enlightened we are finding a natural and wholesome way of approaching this is a challenge. What is clear to me is that "it is all a gift" . . . Every breath we take is given. The clothes we wear, the food that nourishes us, the devices that bring us news and messages and images, the bed and furniture that supports us . . . All gifts. We cannot escape this truth in my view. The oval seal in the left bottom corner of this painting expresses the idea of thanks to the creator for everything. The Christmas season can be a deep reminder of this.