The job of an artist, of any kind, is to interpret, to show, to explain what they are seeing. Never be afraid to express what you see.
From a young boy, I remember feeling — well, what seemed at the time, like just about everything. Being overwhelmed by the outside world. Exhausted from being around grownups – from being around my own friends. It was quickly determined that I was “sensitive”, a label used by my family that they felt somewhat comfortable with. Words like freak, weirdo, pansy, among others were used by peers, and “friends” in school for them to fit in — to feel socially accepted.
Today, it is my job to tell you that each of you – without exception, is beautiful and complete. You are whole in the same way we know a tree is whole or the stars to be whole. We have no expectation of them. We see their beauty as is — wanting nothing in return. Nor does a rogue branch dim their light.
You are fulfilling your destiny. You are Divine. A spark of Love from origins that are undeniably vast and creative. You are not alone. You were never alone no matter what you were told or shown.
Our job now, is to stand in our space. To transform old pain into new beginnings. To find others like us. How? By telling the world what we think, what we believe, what interests us.
Look for people that lift you up. Seek those hat connect you and include you. And in return, include them. Tell someone how you feel today. Use social media if you can’t do it locally or if you can’t get out. Be brave.
So dear friends, you are not alone. You never were. Reach out. Hold out your hand in inclusion of our likeness and in inclusion of our difference. We are all creations of love by nature. We are – by design.