Sunday, November 25, 2018

The things in my office...

I'm still getting used to my new office, but one of the first things I did upon moving in was fill the space with things dear to me.

One of the most noticeable is a framed print by Paul Richmond entitled "Sanctuary."

As a child and teenager I never quite fit in. I felt awkward, unaccepted, and out of place most of the time. The one place I could hide from the world and the bullies was my bedroom, where I kept treasures dear to my heart that others might throw out as trash.

My little corner of the world, where I could be myself, lose myself in thought and ponder the big questions of life, and become who I was meant to be. There I didn't have to explain myself, didn't have to keep quiet, didn't have to pretend I was something I wasn't.

Didn't have to work twice as hard to be thought half as good.

For those reasons and many more, Paul's painting spoke to me. Looking at the image I feel a sense of peace.

I'd like to share this with you. May you find the same restfulness that I do.

For more of Paul Richmond's incredible work, visit his studio website

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