Tuesday, January 13, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days ~ Tears Are Only Water ~ Day 13

“Don't be ashamed to weep; 
'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, 
and flowers, trees, and fruit 
cannot grow without water. 
But there must be sunlight also. 
A wounded heart will heal in time, 
and when it does, the memory 
and love of our lost ones 
is sealed inside to comfort us.” 
~ Brian Jacques



"A Wave Washes Over"
24" x 10" Alcohol Ink on Tile Board
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“You will lose someone you can’t live without and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly; that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” ~ Anne Lamott

Maybe it's just the lack of sunlight at this time of year and I'm experiencing SAD, but for some reason, this piece brings back tears and waves of grief for my thirty four year old horse, Rudy, that I lost in August. I cry for the loss of his sweet presence and company, my lost youth, all the experiences and adventures we once had together and all the dozens of people who had been a part of my life because of him. I got him as a yearling and we spent so many happy years together. My other horse, Rita, still misses him very much too. I think grief is the same, whether it is for a person or an animal. It still equals a loved one, and my heart just can't tell the difference.


How about you? Do you see something less melancholy and positive here? I hope I haven't bummed you out too bad.

Thanks so much for your continued support and friendship.

X ♥  O