Couturier Gallery in Sept. 2009 - Reception on Sept. 12 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
I remember reading something like this somewhere: "The heart is the only broken instrument that works" I liked this idea because it is so true. Thinking about this idea is how I started developing the piece below titled El Corazon.
Nothing makes you grow more than the process of healing a broken heart. I lost track of how many times my heart has been broken over the years, but at this point in my life and after experiencing pain in all its colors and shapes I can say that I feel stronger than ever.
The best part of surviving pain is that you become a braver person and your fears get reduced to the minimum, they don't rule you anymore.
By getting rid of your fears and your insecurities you liberate your heart so it becomes easier to connect with everything around you, but most importantly with other people and with yourself.
Believe it or not, what people fear the most is other people, we fear rejection from other people, or lack of acceptance. But what really happens is that we're projecting our own fears on other people.
Life is too precious to waste time and energy feeding our fears, let's them stay as small as possible and let's redirect all that energy to being positive and creative and strong.
The best time for doing that is right now that we're alive.
And the best way to make that happen is by taking small steps, one at a time, in the direction of our dreams. Only we know what we want, what we need and what we can do and only WE can take those little necessary steps to get where we want to get.
But the journey starts in our heart. If your heart has been broken once or twice or many times just pick up your instrument and don't give up making your own music because remember: "The heart is the only broken instrument that works" :)