"I will praise the one who's chosen me, to carry you"
-Selah: I will carry you

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Self portrait in grief

This morning I came across a heartrendingly truthful quote that I would like to share with my readers:

"There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfulness, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms." -Charlotte Bronte
This really epitomises the grief of child loss for me, in one sentence- if it is possible to do so.  As I read it, I pictured that canvas in my mind, and I felt compelled to attempt to put it to paper.  Forgive the crudeness of this picture-I'm no artist...but this is how I see myself in grief.

1 comment:

  1. I like your picture. There is another one on the same theme, by another empty-handed mummy, over at http://thethingsimmadeof.wordpress.com/