Connections - Jina Wallwork
All those friends that have come and gone, I have loved them all. There have been times when we faced the same lesson, and it guided us to share part of our journey. Those connections have changed over the years. Some were severed abruptly. Some threads were cut by death, others divided by arguments and conflict. Those were the friends I loved but didn't understand.
Other friendships gradually faded away. The threads that connected us stretched with the distance, they became strained and inflexible. The days do not contain enough hours to accommodate the presence of all those I have loved. I cannot carry them along my path, because I know that we are travelling in different directions. It would be selfish to ask them to make space for me and my personal journey. I grieve that they are no longer part of my life. That feeling of loss and sadness, it reminds me that all is not lost. They are here within my memories. They are not physically at my side, but they are a part of me.
Connections is one of the images from Sketchbook 2012 which is currently touring as part of the sketchbook project visit http://www.jinawallwork.co.uk/exhibition/current_exhibitions.html for more information.