Every life is a life worth mentioning but it has dawned on me these last weeks - that we human are, well, really reserved. There's a saying that no man's an island. But I wonder. When life is hard and really painful things happen to people we know - a lot of people shun, they keep their distance. They just don't know what to say - or they really don't care... I dunno. Reversely when really bad things happen a fairly common reaction for the person involved is to withdraw from the world.
So maybe - man either gets put on the flipping island or he choses to seek it out himself to avoid the company of (fools) people?! I know I do.
Either way - sadness, pain and loss - even the potential of it, can be very devastating and scary. I'm living with two very ill people in my life plus an array of other human conditions (my autistic son is a great one for 'entertainment') and last week I learned that several colleagues of mine have had their children diagnosed with cancer or have had their loved ones leave them and I HURT for them, I feel so upset, I wish I could make it all better for them...and for me and for the people we all care for.
One way I try to help people is by sharing my happy therapy. My colourful paintings. I had the pleasure of the advice from a student a few years ago who had taken a year out to care for her mum, and she called the last year 'happy Therapy'. doing the things we can that we love. Watching the favourite TV programmes. reading and re-reading the best books (if we can read), look at art. And I thought to myself. that's what I've been doing for the last 20 years. Bringing colour into situations that were grim painting posters for charities, children's dentist's and sick people. SO ... everyday life situations - with a twist
Last week I put up an exhibition in a doctors practice in Holbæk DK about 60 paintings, mostly mini and small watercolours bright and adventurous colour in our lives it heals us I'm sure
Go and have a look
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