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To say that the past couple of weeks have been difficult would be an understatement. My mom's illness took an extreme turn for the worse and we've had to process the situation and accept very difficult decisions in a short time which has put a lot of stress on us. As a family, we are all a bit on the emotional and sensitive side at the moment. So much happened in a blink of an eye. Now that she is back from the hospital and the situation has settled a bit, I'm glad to say that I'm doing better than I expected. This week I've started to feel energized and positive. I want to run forward...do stuff...move on. Though our situation isn't ideal, I'm happy and grateful. I'm grateful for my loving family and for the amazing friends that I'm lucky to have.

The day my mom was taken to the emergency room, I stayed at my friend's place. I stayed there several times afterward as well and it became a sanctuary for me (ughhhh sounds so dramatic) - a place where I felt okay when everything else in my life was falling apart. I felt isolated and lonely at home and I couldn't fall asleep in my room because the silence was so loud...but here I felt at ease. This painting is a snapshot of warmth, coziness, and friendship.

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