I slipped on our marble floor in the night, luckily didn’t fall but I have wrenched my back again, so I’ve been in the doldrums today. When you shock your body and you have fibromyalgia, you quite often get a flare-up as a result and that’s what’s happened today.
I’ve also had The Glums today, as I call the depression you get with fibro. It is passing and not permanent so you can wake up one morning suddenly feeling fine again, the trick is not to panic but to ride it out.
On that note, I want to say to those in pain that it’s okay to get down, pain is a pain in the clacker, and I do get fed up with all the ra-ra, feel happy, you are awesome and other stuff that’s around so much these days, as if you need to feel on top of the world all the time and if you don’t, you are a failure as a human being. Ups and downs are part of life, it’s like riding the waves of the sea, but you don’t need to be a happy clapper all the time. In fact I think some of our deepest learning experiences happen during the down times.
So today I created a soft painting which I hope offers some comfort to those in trouble, suffering depression, enduring difficult times or are in pain for one reason or another. I hope this piece of digital art eases your heart and helps lift your spirits in whatever way you need. It is based on a pink canvas with a pink hibiscus overlay.