Having just completed this piece and feel I should share it with you, along with the following explanation.
This piece is my interpretation and variation on an old, very well-known symbol. The tree of life portrays the continuity and fecundity of life. I have used it to represent a more personalized portrayal.
I believe there are many different pathways in life, some built on sorrow, some on joy. Each event leaves its mark on us, whether through comedy or tragedy they touch our very soul and there, tears are first born. We can choose to dam them up inside, or let them free.
Tears of anger that are quick to form.
Tears of joy which lift our spirits.
The most powerful of all, tears of love and compassion.
Tears of faith for those who have sacrificed themselves in God’s name and in thanks for his many gifts.
Tears of loss which seem never-ending; squeezed from the heart and formed by the pain of despair.
So many tears.
Sooner or later a decision has to be made and it takes a great deal of courage to just set them free. It took me, personally, a long time to realize that this was the only way to move on. I consider it a given, that these won’t be the last ones I shed but from
To-day my new words for the future will be Faith and Acceptance.
So, here they are, I’m hanging my tears out to dry and waiting for the winds of change to evaporate them. I have a feeling it won’t be long.