When we feed and support our own happiness, we are nourishing our ability to love. That’s why to love means to learn the art of nourishing our happiness.
Understanding someone’s suffering is the best gift you can give another person. Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand, you can’t love. –Thich Nhat Hanh
I find this concept of love reassuring. I only wish I'd realized this years ago.
For me this portrait of my mother represents the comingled confusion of sadness and beauty.