Are you ready to GROW? Not long now, If I had to guess most people started when it was announced we could- I saw myself a few plants out on patio's this past summer.
Here we GROW! 5 days! I'm beyond excited - I'm at the point I am so thrilled about legalization I want to celebrate in a special way- but I celebrate cannabis every time I paint it - so what will I do? No clue.
Grow through what you Go through.. on my mind. It's not always easy to grow through or GET past' things that happen, especially unfortunate events... and it takes time. Not everyone can Grow through - every experience, sometimes they make us bitter and even fearful- fearful that if we let our guard down it might happen again.
I know myself I'll be going along fine and then I will be hit with a "trigger" which can be an image, event or even just words. Imagine being raped (years ago) and NOW you see your perpetrator become The supreme Court judge... that's a trigger for sure. Imagine how the woman feels who was raped and NOW sees this PIG in POWER. No doubts she imagines others he will hurt and it's part of the reason she shared. Do you think women make up stuff for the FUCKING fun of it.. like "he RAPED me", no. There is NO fun it coming forward with SUCH statements. 1 in 3 women will suffer some sort of sexual violence in her lifetime. 1 in 3.
I was 'only' lied to, manipulated & USED by a "couple" this past year and every time I see or hear their name - it triggers the anger again. It triggers the emotions I had then - It triggers the pain I felt/feel - so IMAGINE being physically attacked the pain this woman felt and still does today. EVERY woman who has ever been raped- it changes your life. Every child who is ever abused- it destroys something in them FOREVER - there should be no limit on calling out attacker... there should be no doubts. No one does this for fun.
We recently watched the Canadian movie & true story about Indian Horse, I highly recommend the movie, as sad as it is. Learn what we DID NOT in school. Learn the truth of how these people were stripped of EVERYTHING including a future and dignity- You think they don't have "triggers"? At the end the anger I felt- the rage - especially towards adults who prey on children I want to say:
YOU are a sick human if you fuck with children & should be behind bars forever... now or 20 years from now.
So tell me please, tell all women, tell children who have been sexually abused if you can:
How do we move past this... when we officially promote the perpetrators to
Supreme court judges and presidents & CEOs.
Grow through what you Go through.. Try.
with TLC & THC 5 more days!
Below is from a new painting.. CANADA and it's beauty & cannabis (of course)