fertile wounds

“What’s fertile in a wound? Why dwell in one?” – Leslie Jamison

I contemplated these two questions while aware of my own pain, my own willingness to feel it and embrace it – why I believe this is the only way to heal. Pain is present so that we are able to locate the joy; through the internal wounds of loss, tribulations and the consequent heartache that comes from it, we are refined. The womb is bloody, yet life emerges from it. These images were created to illuminate the beauty and growth within our sorrow – visualize the internal wound and find comfort in laying with It , conversing with it.

I believe our pain should not intimidate us in the same way our joy doesn’t; neither joy nor grief are here to build a home in you – both a result of the ever evolving journey of emotion we experience as self-aware beings.