Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Don't Let Go

This weekend was a bit of a weepy one. 
I haven't been feeling too happy lately..
The anniversary of Mowgli's passing is coming up in a few days.
I've been feeling a bit sad, and depressed. 

Then a few nights ago, Brad's Aunt passed away.
We spent a while on the couch hugging and crying. 
Life can be full of such pain..
The pain of loosing Mowgli feels just as strong as it did a year ago.
I think it always will. 

One of the biggest lessons I have learned...
is that pain doesn't just go away.
Sometimes we are able to bury it.
For a while. 
Sometimes it stops hurting as much, but the really, the pain stays.

Pain takes up room in our hearts, and if we aren't careful, 
it can fill it to the brim. 

But another thing I've learned is that hearts are resilient..
 they do a lot of bending and stretching.

To keep our heart from filling with pain, we must love
Sometimes this causes more pain, but we have to love even more. 
Because loving makes the heart grow,
 and when your heart is constantly growing,
 the pain just can't keep up. 

"Something Good"
Mixed media original, with vintage book pages, antique lace, stucco, and crackle paint.
8x10x.5 on stretched canvas. 
I'll be adding the original and prints to the shop soon.


  1. BEAUTIFUL painting!! <33 I hope you feel better!! love you!!

  2. Gorgeous painting! Stay strong girl. I know how it is to have those times where it feels like everything is caving in. Our job is to find the happiness that is still around us. I hope you have an AWESOME week!

  3. Such a beautiful post Rachael! One that hits home...hopefully I will always remember this. Hoping you can remember all the good times with Mowgli this week and don't let the sadness cloud that.

  4. So true! RIP little Mowgli. He was such a cute dog:) Your paintings are beautiful, you really are so talented.

  5. Love that, and it's so very true. I hope you are happier soon.

  6. I'm so sorry about your loss. You've got the right attitude though. We just have to remember to smile when we recall the happy memories of the ones we've lost.

  7. I had a sad weekend too. This weekend marked 4 years that my Pop Pop has been gone, and you are right, it still hurts. I can't believe it has already been 4 years....I still think about him every day. I try to focus on the good things but sometimes you just have to cry. So sorry to hear about Brad's aunt too. =(


  8. Hi Rachael. I remember coming across your Blog for the first time very shortly after Mowgli passed away. I know the pain you're feeling all too well. My precious Cat Salem passed away a little over 2 years ago, and unfortunately I missed his anniversary, which was only back in January of this year. Thinking about all the fun times you had with them helps to make the pain hurt a little less. Salem was always a fat cat, we always overfed him. But I remember throwing biscuits across the kitchen floor and he would bolt after them SO incredibly fast. It always made me laugh. It's moments like those that I treasure most :)

  9. Thanks for this post. Today marks one year since a friend died unexpectedly. You are so right - all you can do is surround yourself with the people you love, let that love grow, and don't take anyone for granted!


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