Just as I was going to bed, I saw a post from a friend talking about the fantastic cover of “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, as I listened to it again I was struck with an image and I couldnt resist painting it. It was such a profound moment of inspiration I only hope the image does it justice and that for someone out there it speaks to you.
There is so much pain in this world, so much hurt done to us, and if we are honest, by us. Sometimes it gets too much, everything just hurts, and perhaps for some the opening words of “hurt” ring true, wither literally or just metaphorically: “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel, I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real.”
Please, if you ever find yourself in a situation of loneliness and pain, please contact one of the many fantastic services out there who are there to listen, to be there for you. We are never truly alone unless we want to be. Do not give in to the hurt find that piece of light, and grasp onto it.