welcome to art therapy:. a weekly feature on PrudyChick.com where i share art and share briefly the story behind the piece. art includes art journal pieces, poetry, short stories, paintings.
I’ve grown accustom over the last year and a half to listening for #secretmessages in music, movies, books, random quotes, road signs, etc. Since I watched my life fall apart and I’ve made the slow progress of rebuilding my wings and faith and trust, I lose myself in these messages. They have become more than just lyrics sung, stories told, or good advice. For some they are back of the chair I clutch and scream, “YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!” They have become the grace on the dark days and they have become my anthems. All while wondering if the person who wrote them had prophetic knowledge of my life. Because sometimes….seriously!!!
I’ve realized over the past several months that I can either be defined by the events in my past or I can stand up, put my gloves on, and tell the tragedies, the struggles, the moments that threatened to kill me, “Let’s take this outside.” Occasionally I get knocked back down and occasionally it takes me a while to get back up off the mat before the 10 count is finished, but I’ve learned to come up swinging.