Living Art

We are living art, created to hang on, stand up, forbear, continue, and encourage others.
- Maya Angelou

So many times when I look in the mirror and see the changes my body, hair, and face have undergone I struggle to reconcile the marred and tattered canvas with the fact that each of the contours on this road map are battle scars of victory.

Eventually, slowly, I will learn to embrace the new colors and textures and lines as necessary parts of the ever-changing whole and the silent stories they tell about a long and winding journey.