A Box Full of Darkness
A Box Full of Darkness', 11" x 14", completed 17th March 2019.
Mixed media (acrylics, acrylic inks, gel pens on Strathmore Mixed Media paper
The title of this piece was inspired by my life experiences and the growing awareness and self-knowledge afforded by the loss of so much of significance to me these past few months; and by the poem "The Uses of Sorrow" by Mary Oliver:
"(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)
Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift." .
I want my friends, followers, collectors and investors to know that if you, too, are unpacking your own Box Full of Darkness, you are accepted, welcomed, seen, heard, felt and loved by me - and FAR more importantly, by the Life Force which is guiding all of us toward an ever-fuller understanding of our own nature and the part we play in creation. That box of darkness you were given IS a gift, for within it there are secrets and insights you can and will learn from exponentially. Be courageous and resolute, even in moments where your courage and resolution are momentarily forgotten in the flood of pain and darkness. Know that you are loved, even when you are at your most bereft. If you need a fellow traveller to take your hand or watch your back whilst you crumble into humility and vulnerability, I am here. We are in this together. It's all working toward our individual and collective betterment. That Box Full of Darkness contains unfathomable light. I am sending you much love, Jay
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