Beauty & Sorrow

“Art has the power to render sorrow beautiful, make loneliness a shared experience, and transform despair into hope.” – Dr. Brené Brown

Day 1 of 11 – today I painted. 

This week has been really hard. I’ve officially hit my third trimester of pregnancy, and I don’t know if it’s the hormones or a combination of external circumstances, but I’m sad. I feel a sense of loss. I’m overwhelmed with inadequacy, bogged down with confusing emotions. While I’m no stranger to depression, this is new. It doesn’t make sense and won’t explain itself.

I read the opening quote this morning and knew it was time to get it out. The above painting is the best way I can describe how I feel. I’m not looking for pity, nor am I looking for encouragement. I just wanted to express this jumble of emotions without words. To render sorrow beautiful, share my loneliness, and transform some despair into hope.


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