I love the way this picture makes her look like she is lying at the bottom of a pool, as if light and shadows flicker across her body through the water. I love the slight smile on her relaxed face, comfortably naked. Comfortable in her soft beauty.
It differs from the vision of beauty we imagine when reading 2 Samuel 11.
But I love this vision of Bathsheba, resting in her moment of fecundity, unaware of what was about to happen.
I love what this picture says about David; lover, dancer, poet king, sinner, man after God's own heart.
No wonder a child like Solomon would be produced from such a union.
not at ALL how i pictured her!
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