Mixed Media Collage of found objects, printed words, and photograph taken by the artist.
It takes a lot of energy to maintain a facade of “okay,” when that is not how we feel. The harshest judge is oneself, turning a magnified critical eye on everything we do, think, and feel. We isolate, and in the isolation, we sometimes punish ourselves for isolating. We harm ourselves with negative self-talk, addictive behavior, and faulty beliefs. We respond with, “I’m fine,” when anyone asks how we are doing. What if we let down the facade, acted brave in the face of our fears, and just let people know that we are not okay? That would be okay.
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