I painted this one directly after painting Misanthropy. I was feeling broken. My heart was crying out in outrage but no matter what I paint – what I say – I can only make a change with myself, and hope that my little impact creates waves that impact others and that their waves of love in turn start to slowly change the world.

The past – my past that made me want to scream at the injustice of it all cannot be undone and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to fully 100% let it go. But I do know that I’m trying to learn and grow from it. It’ll someday cycle back through in paintings again – it’s a part of what has made me the woman that I am today. But for now, after putting painting knife and brush to canvas, I feel a bit better. Like after a good soak in the tub, or a hot shower.. like my heart that was becoming dry and prickly like the psoriasis on my skin… had been covered all over in coconut oil or the best lotion and now I wasn’t dry, itchy and irritable. I could breathe and smile again.

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