I felt I should share my passions with you, as some of you may know I attend college, I'm an art student (just sent off my applications for uni - fingers crossed; please?!) i have just started a project falling under the title Pandora's Box. In which hope was encased, for those unfamiliar with the fable/myth/legend, to put it VERY simply, Pandora was given this box (it was actually a jar but for arguments sake I'll stick to the stereotypical title) she was distinctly told NOT to open it, and obviously, as when we are told not to do something she opened it, and all the evils were sprung upon the world as we know it now, hatred, envy, greed etc. And so, realising what she'd done, she trapped the lid back on, trapping hope inside that jar and all the bad outside it.
In this project, I am to make a box and a vessel inside it demonstrating how the story is still relevant these days.
So, I am planning to create my box and (hopefully!) make a glass jar, or container of some sort, something transparent anyway and fill the jar with illustrations of people that on the outside, are normal, they aren't visibly disabled, so they're not; you know the drill. So many different creeds, colours, orientations, sizes and shapes, all connected together with that 1 in 25 statistic. That agonising, hidden factor that connects all of US.
Hope is left inside that jar and that is where we are, constantly hoping, For a cure, for a miracle and for someone to come along and just make it all better.
Also, onto the attached image.
I discovered that Morgan Freeman was a fellow fibromite. FINALLY - our claim to fame?
So, I am WELL aware that it doesn't REALLY look like Morgan Freeman but, I wanted to share it with you regardless and just remind you, you are not alone - no matter what.
And our butterfly is resting on his lapel. Just sitting there, watching over him, like Arelie for me and I'm sure many of you also have butterfly tattoos. Or accessories of some form because sometimes, you just need something with you all the time. Even if it is just something that catches your eye as you are rather unceremoniously slumped forward on a public toilet, in agony, just trying to find the motivation and some form of respite (I'm talking from experience and I KNOW 99% of you will know what I'm talking about - whether you admit it or not.)
Just remember, I love you ALL.
And I'm here to help any of you in any situation. At any time.
Take care and just, smile. Because you're here and able to complain. After all, that's what the British are renowned for and; if you can't beat them join them.
Thank you if you read all of this - *gentle hugs*