Find Joy in the Journey
I woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday morning. Oh how I love when that happens! Waking up without an alarm on a day off means more hours to enjoy the day off!
I felt the muse. I wanted to paint. The same sweet lady who asked for a painting for the new cardiologist also wanted a painting for a new geriatrician.
I worked for over a dozen years for a home health and hospice company, so I have a special place in my heart for the elderly and also the end of life journey.
I had a vision for what I wanted to paint. I wanted to paint an elderly couple embracing and enjoying the journey at end of life.
I like to paint a bit more impressionistic and abstract, though, so how to portray in a way that a new doctor entering this “journey” might appreciate?
This is what I came up with. I just wasn’t sure about it though. I sat on it for a few hours before sending a picture of it to the person who commissioned it. I told her I would understand if it was not what she had in mind and told her it was very different from the heart one I did previously, so I would understand if she didn’t want it and would just like a flower or something completely different…
Turns out she loved it, so off to its new home this one went.
I hope it will bring joy to the recipient as she enters her new journey caring for people at the journey at end of life.
Cheers & Hugs,
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