The palette of life

The other day I was looking at one of my old paint palettes and realized that I could recall many of the paintings where I had used it for.
The colours remaining were visible reminders of many of my paintings - taking me back many years.

While I sat contemplating this, I realized how like my own life it was - the bright colours like the happy days and the dark colours the not so great times.
And yes , there have been some very dark times but the bright days will always be happy memories.

As an artist, I probably feel things far more than is good for me, but I think this is true for most artists - pain is something we are familiar with and joy is something we thrive on - and love is something we crave.

My children and grand children are truly my joy as are the wonderful friends in my life.
Looking back on my life I know that although it may not be significant to some, I believe it has been , for me, a full life - I have loved and been loved, lost much but also gained, been hurt but worked through it, made big mistakes and had to bear the consequences - and all of this, just as I struggled to get just the right mix of colours has become my own palette of life.

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What a beautiful post. <3 I love how you see so much in something that many would just overlook. Your life sounds quite full and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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@lizziesworld a huge YES to feeling things far more than is good for us. Hugs ❤️

Beautiful palette & prose.

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Thank you for your kind words

Nice to see so many colours together, makes a great picture! Upvoted and resteemed, for your support!

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Thank you very much

It seems you do have a colourful life, I wish you more bright and joyful to come!

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