I had a friend in high school who told me that once you love someone, you love them forever. It was definitely one of the wiser things I've heard from teenage boys and it is advice that I will one day give my daughter. I think the same truth holds for things as people.

We spent part of the afternoon today painting as a family. It's been a really long time since I've sat down to paint. To be honest, I was not thrilled about the idea, even though it was mine. I come up with a lot of ideas to pass the time and this was just another in a long list of suggestions to calm a restless child. As we all began painting and I started to loose myself a bit, I could hear my 9th grade art teacher telling my to start with the shadows and everything else would fall into place. All the feelings I had about being in that class. The way seriously pursuing art at such a young age changed my life. It saved me. I realized, it's love. Deep love. And it never went away. No amount of time, or distraction. Dedication to another craft. Or how many times it breaks me. It doesn't matter. The love is still there. In my heart. Like a very deep truth. I'm in love with art.

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