24″ x 30″
Oils/Oil paint pens
Here is the Quote that goes with this work:
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through
experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
This work has been in progress for more than a year, finished on 5/16/08.
Her Story : Well it’s all of our stories isn’t it? Our personal travels,
experiences, lessons, baggage some say. I say it’s my story and it only can
run and or ruin my life if I give it power too. I have a story, just as you do. My
story has heroes, risks, lessons, devils, dragons, mountains and roads.
It maybe the only thing I get to take with me as they say, my story.
I leave it open, I leave a ace of spades for a bookmark; my Moments, are
now, the desire is not to shed my past, but to incorporate it into the whole
I get to write the ending though.
I get to write the ending.
I am what I am because of every single thought, experience, choice made,
choices not made, love had, love lost. I am what I am because of my story.
I have no shame.
We have all suffered, it’s the suffering I feared.
I no longer Fear.
The opposite of Fear is not Courage,
It is Love.
Living in the moment,
I can accept every line on my aging
face as testament to the many thousand
battlefields, and miles over come
to be here today.
As I am.
We all have a story.
We all have a terminal illness.
It’s called Birth.
I’m living like it’s my last ten seconds.
Balls to the Wall.
Strap it on.
Full steam ahead.
A good friend recently commented that my work
made her think that I was a person that did what she wanted to do,
regardless, and screamed at people to “Be Happy!”
[with my work, not literally].
I think she is right,
I am doing those things,
and I would add only one thing,
to hone not to destroy her sentiment,
“Be Happy Right Here & Now!”
For it’s all we may have in the end; living without regrets,
don’t miss it.
I don’t want to dismiss, I want to embrace.
I want personal freedom.
I release my resistance.
This is my Story.
Well, One of them.
Where is your story taking you?
Thank you for reading, have a great day.
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