Diptych of 40” x 96”
Acrylic and ink on canvas
What if you suddenly lost your eyesight, and found yourself stumbling through an onset of blindness. How would you react? Would you panic? Of course, that would be the natural instinct, because blindness is uncomfortable, scary, dark, disorienting. But what if you knew, without a doubt, that the blindness was temporary and that your vision would return with perfect clarity. Would that change the way you experienced the period of blindness? If you knew it was temporary? You were guaranteed that it wouldn’t last forever, that it was a temporary stage but that for some reason, it was mandatory, would you be able to experience it without panicking? Could you accept it? Embrace it, even, for the different perspective it could provide?
The difficult times in our lives are temporary. That is a guarantee, because just like the glorious experiences we have don’t last forever, neither do the frustrating ones. Knowing this can allow us to approach every experience with patience and grace which can make that difficult time at work, that looming deadline, that seemingly never-ending renovation suddenly seem less daunting.
New experiences and difficult times will always feel bittersweet, but if you can trust that the sweet will follow the bitter, you will be at peace. This painting is about celebrating what comes into focus when we’re finally able to stop and examine the bigger picture; when we’re able to appreciate the good with the bad.
So much gratitude can come from realizing an opposite perspective, and for that reason, may we all be so lucky to experience temporary blindness so that the things that truly matter and bring us joy can come into focus.
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*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world.