Saturday, 19th May was an usual night in the sky. Venus and the waxing moon were only about a degree apart just after sunset. I looked out of my window and took this photo.
The following day I was browsing around Edinburgh and found myself outside the National Gallery on the Mound. On the spur of the moment I decide to have a look around. It’s a lovely building and I like many of the paintings there. Having browsed for a bit I went down to the gallery shop to see if they had any postcards of some of my favourite paintings there. Well, have a look and see what I found…….
This is “Francesca di Rimini” by Dyce. I don’t recall ever seeing this painting before but look at the sky! Yes! There it is! The exact same configuration of Venus and the Moon.
So what are the chances of that? I love these synchronicities in life. I can’t explain them but they do add to the pleasure and the wonder of life.