I draw out my emotions – joy, sorrow, happiness, loss, excitement. I literally draw them out on to paper, feeling relief and glee from the fun of drawing.
This story I began drawing when I found out my first husband had a terminal brain tumor. I finished it after one of my sons was killed.
It is not a story of sadness and loss but of the joy that comes with the new day. Life does go on and beauty awaits us with the rising sun.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Yesterday was a rotten day.
My whole world felt off balance
My head ached.
My stomach was tied in knots.
My back hurt.
I felt rotten all over.
To top it off, I was filled with so many emotions . . .
that I thought my heart would break in two.
I tried to be tough and strong but it didn’t work.
I tried to figure things out, but nothing made sense.
I put on a pretty dress but didn’t feel pretty inside.
I fixed my hair with a new hair band but still felt like a mess.
So I pretended nothing bothered me.
I pretended I had attitude.
I even tried to act carefree.
But the truth was . . .
I did care
and I was sad
and I was mad
and I was bewildered
and I felt weak and tired and small.
Have you ever had a day like that?
Then this morning I woke up and saw a new day.
I was filled with hope.
I remembered what you told me . . . I was not alone.
There were lots of people looking out for me.
They were there for me even when I was not very lovable.
TO BE CONTINUED click here for part two of A Beautiful Day
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