for what I am when I am with you
two 20 x 16 canvases side by side.
I have one of my favorite poems ever sitting in a space in my home too see all the time. right on top of the piano that is in my living room. when I created these paintings I kept it in the forefront of my mind. “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you”. It holds special space in my heart now because my partner allows me the grace to be myself completely, unapologetically, and authentically helps me heal trauma in past relationships I haven’t been able to heal before. As messy and dark it can get at times- I wouldn’t trade this version of myself for anything.
”I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am when I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what you have made of yourself,
But for what you are making of me.
I love you for
the part of me that you bring out;
I love you for
putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
And passing over all the foolish, weak things
that you can’t help dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out into the light
All the beautiful things
that no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.
I love you because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good,
And more than any fate could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it by being yourself
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means, after all.”
these paintings will stay together and not be sold separately.
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