The Letters, in progress
⚠️WORK IN PROGRESS⚠️
I followed the bears, and they led me to the sea. Pt V
You are a witness to what’s happening right now. Write the stories. Paint the paintings. Follow those bears.
Your personal life has crashed and burned.
You are lost at sea and you don’t think you’ll ever find your way back to the shore.
Right now you may be drowning
But don’t forget
There’s always been a fire in you.
You could boil an ocean.
I think the me five years from now would look back and tell me in this moment:
You’re an overwhelmed nurse practitioner working mercilessly during a pandemic that is both tragically ending and disrupting life as we know it.
I’m telling you, in five years
You’re going to need all these stories you are a witness to right now. Write about what’s happening, write down those heartbreaking things. Paint the things you can’t help but paint, paint all the heartbreak you can’t find the words for.
These stories and these paintings may just become your most prized treasures.
You will leave your story behind you when it’s your time to go.
And you can be proud of that
You had the courage to remember all of it and you were brave enough to share it.
Keep doing your work.
Oil on canvas on hope (3 little bears 18x24” and the start of a new big project 3’x4’ blocked in)
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