Sitting by the window in my room.
At first it struck me how the window grills look like a cage….
But the comforting cup at the corner reminds me that I am not trapped, I am SAFE.
And it is such a blessing to be safe in this moment.
It is such a blessing to have the blue sky to look at.
It is such a blessing to be able to work from home, and drink coffee in my room, and be able to paint the sky and enjoy the sun even from inside.
There is always something to be grateful for.
It will not be easy but it will be worth it.
Random song lyrics that came to me, and random art.
Yet it can sometimes seem really hard to get there.
Thankful for reminders like these.
I sat in front of the images and looked at them for a long time.
Long enough for the kind curator to cautiously approach me and say: “These are abstract images.”
Perhaps she thought I was trying too hard to make sense of them.
And I was… I was trying to make my own meaning out of what I saw.
As we often try to do in life.
I’d like the light to win over dark, of course. But sometimes resistance is futile (and tiring) and you just have to accept that the dark is stronger for now and sitting over the light.
And that you can step back and look at the colours flow and overlap with each other. Which can be quite an aesthetically pleasing sight.
And remember that it could always be worse.
It could be totally black, without any other colours at all. At least now I can still see the colours and I know they’re there.
Just another afternoon at the Esplanade.