Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I Can See

I Can See - Jina Wallwork

Is a friendship possible? We could share a thousand words of comfortable irrelevance while we pretend that no other words desire to be spoken. I could hold them back while my heart burns with passion and longing. I could force my conversation to adapt to the constraints of the situation. I could be her friend. I could fulfill that role knowing that I will never love another. I will not ask for anything beyond a platonic relationship. My thoughts will learn to accept that my fantasy will never become flesh. My heart will come to understand the limited array of choices. It must disguise its beat or become isolated from its one true direction.

I don’t need to conceal the shape of my heart. She has seen my love and she believes that a friendship will cause me pain. She cares too much to inflict such anguish. She has caged her love and placed it out of reach. She tries to hide it, but I can see clearly.

If she had accepted my offer of friendship I would know that she feels neither love nor compassion. Under those circumstances I could have easily accepted a platonic relationship. I would come to believe that my heart was deceived by fantasy and I would therefore seek the genuine article. She doesn’t speak of love, but her actions reveal her emotions. I can see her heart and she is incapable of hiding its content. I can see her love.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Holding Back The Tide

Holding Back The Tide - Jina Wallwork
What are your goals in life? You could set targets that are based on the amount of remuneration and admiration you desire to receive, but it will lead you towards disappointment. You will feel as though you are holding back the tide while the sea pushes you down. There will be resistance that your goal refuses to accommodate.

I have only one goal in life. I want to be the best version of me. It is a goal that accepts my circumstances, resources and abilities. I have no competition, because there is only one of me. I am driven towards self improvement and I am the only judge and critic. There is no way to measure success or failure, but it is a goal that encourages me to strive. I travel with the tide; I don’t fight against it.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Their Night

Their Night - Jina Wallwork
(Jina's Version of Starry Night by Van Gogh)
Think of the lovers as they hold each other close. They feel elated by the love that permeates their relationship. They are united by the emotions they share. Let them have their night. Let them believe that the world exists only for them.

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The image is based on Starry Night by Van Gogh
Starry Night - Van Gogh