Enter my guy—he knew that I needed more than I wanted to ask for and he stepped up—with amazing intuition and grace.
Once I got back to myself, I couldn’t wait to paint about that incredible and new feeling of surrendering to someone having your back. To giving up control and the need to be Wonder Woman.
I began this painting a few months ago and tweaked and painted for sometime before I got it where I wanted it to go: My rendering of what it feels like to have a Super Hero in your life.
In the midst of all my tweaks, Vance Joy belted loudly on my Pandora feed, “Fire and the Flood” and that just propelled me deeper into the work….”Everything is fine when your head’s resting next to mine…”
That sense of my own vulnerability juxtaposed to the strength and caring I was feeling coming toward me are all around in this piece. And great reminders of not having to have a handle on everything. That having someone there to share makes the journey pretty damn amazing—whether you’re soaking in the beauty of the day or feeling their hand in yours while in the fog of anesthesia.
Thankfully, my health is good. And this unexpected twist in the road gave me a chance to see that being the helpee can be liberating and bonding.
So here’s to opening to all the Super Heroes in our lives—making room for them to swoop in when you might need them and cherishing how sweet that can be. Namaste.