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My Weakness

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Acrylics on paper

Size: 48×36

As part of a healing art project I painted my strength and my weakness as seen by others. This is my weakness in being negative and having a very tough guard to get through

The Negative

I am like a hedgehog with my quills always out. Never do I relax my guard for fear that people will know that inside the hard outer shell beats a soft scarred heart. I have trusted many and had the trust betrayed again and again which is the reason my defense is so strong.  Showing weakness feels like defeat and I have a need of being seen as immensely strong and an immovable object.  Who to trust?

Perhaps it starts with trusting myself..