Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving 2015 remembering Norman Rockwell's "Golden Rule"

By Greg & Ernest Disney-Britton
Norman Rockwell’s "Golden Rule"
On Thanksgiving, many picture Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" (1943) from his series The Four Freedoms, and that's a very solid choice. Our choice however is Rockwell’s “Golden Rule” (1961), where the artist shows a group of people of different religions, races and ethnicity as the backdrop for the inscription “Do Unto Other as You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Rockwell said, "The thing is that all major religions have the Golden Rule in Common. 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' Not always the same words but the same meaning." In that same spirit, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving reflecting on the Golden Rule.