This painting is a reminder to us of how we develop organically as human beings and as souls. It shows how we can move from a paler version of ourselves to more and more bold and deep versions of ourselves. Ideally, we do this over and over throughout our lives as we become more richly authentic.
“Thou art even as a finely tempered sword concealed in the darkness of its sheath and its value hidden from the artificer’s knowledge. Wherefore come forth from the sheath of self and desire that thy worth may be made resplendent and manifest unto all the world.”
(Baha’u’llah, The Persian Hidden Words)