|“The Escape” is now “The Way Home”
This painting is still in progress, but I felt the urge to write a short but hopefully sweet post reflecting on where I’m at in the process.
Since posting the post “Victim no More” I have been asked if I need therapy, a guru, hypnosis… I appreciate the concern actually, all caring questions from caring friends. But it seems to me what I need to do is just to continue painting. When I’m painting the questions present themselves, the memories arise, the emotions resurface. And a visual language I have spent over 30 years developing helps me to see these memories, feel the emotions and begin to process answers to questions I have until now been too afraid to ask. It feels like a miracle. It is certainly a gift. I am incredibly grateful.
If you have a gift, all I can say is this: continue to exercise and develop it, even if you feel short on time and energy. Just a little when you have time is better than nothing. Some years I only had a few weeks out of the entire year to wholeheartedly attend to painting. I’m so glad I did. Nuture your gift, let it be important. The unique way your gift will reveal its meaning and purpose in your own life will someday be clear. Have faith.