This painting is inspired by Miriam the prophetess. She was on such a level that even when it was time to get out of Egypt fast, she inspired the women to remember to bring their drums! Her vision and dream was the prophecy of the circle dance. As sourced in the Midrash, when the Bnei Yisrael crossed the sea of Reeds after leaving Egypt, Moses lead the whole people in song “Az yashir Moshe u’bnei Yisrael...”. After that, the women sang and danced in a circle. This is the dream of Miriam, seeing the whole picture, the wholeness of the circle, and the great joy dancing together in song brings on so many levels.