“Wherever you go, I will go… (Ruth 1:16)” was featured in the groups Soul Mates and Diversity Art Store
The title is taken from a Biblical verse, concerning the deep loyalty of one woman to another:
8 And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each to her mother’s house. The LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. 9 The LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.”
So she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept. 10 And they said to her, “Surely we will return with you to your people.”
11 But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? 12 Turn back, my daughters, go—for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons, 13 would you wait for them till they were grown? Would you restrain yourselves from having husbands? No, my daughters; for it grieves me very much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me!”
14 Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
15 And she said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”
16 But Ruth said:
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
17 Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The LORD do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.”
Part of the verses 16 and 17 is written (in Hebrew) on the right side of the drawing.
The drawing depicts my own story, with a similar theme… In my case it was a bit more complicated sort of bond and loyalty. As for the details of my own case… Suomi is the Finnish word for Finland, and I immigrated to Finland 12 years ago from Israel because of my ex… That’s quite a lot said, as personal stories go…
It’s NOT A PENCIL DRAWING – it’s a pointillistic INK drawing, like all my other drawings.