I give to you a moment to take a reprieve, enjoy a deep breath, and relax.
The school shooting hits a deep chord with this mother, and I know I need a moment. Yet despite all the facebook posts and how much my heart hurts, I still paint beauty. This is not on purpose, it’s just what comes out. And I’m glad. The world needs beauty.
The world also needs us to take action right now. We need passionate souls who will scream and shout, because without this nothing can get done. And I have posted some actions down below, if you are interested.
When my son is having a hard day, that’s what I say to him when I kiss him goodnight. First we get it all out and talk about what’s real. But then, when it’s time to sleep, I tell him, “unicorns, rainbows and puffy clouds”. Because we must all rest. And we must all see the incredible beauty that walks beside us, alongside this pain. This is the balance that our universe is. It is not, unfortunately, all puffy clouds.