Ok this is a long post. Beware….
I had the most incredulous and incredible experience on Facebook. I posted this painting a few days ago. It started with playing with inks on a page and I did not like how it turned out. So I left it aside for weeks. A few days ago, I decided to pick it up and painted a face on it. And added some glass shattering. Not sure why. Maybe it was how I was feeling. My son was coming home from singapore and I was worried. I posted to different art groups on Facebook simply saying some days this is how I feel. And asked if anyone can think of a title for it.
The suggestions and comments started to flow in. I always reply to each comment to show my appreciation. And I was finding it hard to keep up. And boom, I received a notification from Facebook, banning me from replying to prevent spamming. Yup, spamming 🤣 when I was trying to reply to people who commented on my post! That was the incredulous part.
The incredible part is the suggestions from everyone. They were insightful and brilliant. I have never had so many likes on any one piece of art I posted before. I think it is less bec it was a spectacular art but more bec we are going through something deep something similar together. Some people saw it as a positive thing, like “peace amid chaos”, “fractured but not broken”, others saw something negative like “shattered dreams”, “quarantined” What amazed me is how we can see different things based on how we feel even if we look at the same thing. So, did I pick a title? No. They were all good. I can relate to everything everyone suggested. Positive and negative. Ups and downs. Yes, there is chaos, yes there is peace. yes something is shattered. Yes I am not broken. And yes, I am grieving. For the life we had before. But I will look forward and emerge stronger than before. Thank you all for taking the time to connect with me on this. We are going through this together… apart. Stay safe my friends 🙏