I need you by my side . . .

Both Sides of the Story 29 x 42 inches Mixed Media © Laurie Pace

Both Sides of the Story 29 x 42 inches Mixed Media © Laurie Pace

“This hand says you spend the rest of your life with me," he said, holding out his left hand, "and this one says I spend the rest of my life with you. Choose." Melina Marchetta

I did not even want to ‘share my thoughts today’ after I read this…but I want to share the rest of the quote.

“This hand says you spend the rest of your life with me," he said, holding out his left hand, "and this one says I spend the rest of my life with you. Choose."

She bit her lip, tears welling in her eyes. She took both of his hands in hers and he shuddered. "I will die protecting you," he says.

There was a look of dismay on her face. "Just like a man of this kingdom, Finnikin. Talking of death, yours or mine, is not a good way to begin a-"

Isaboe gave a small gasp when he leaned forward, his lips an inch away from hers. "I will die for you," he whispered.

She cupped his face in her hands. "But promise me you'll live first. Because nothing we are about to do is going to be easy and I need you by my side.” 

I do not know this author, I had never read this quote before… and the end, I need you by my side… so true in our families. The father is the protector of his wife, his family and his home… but we need them alive by our sides. In the turmoil of today in America, nothing is sure anymore. I abhor politics. I abhor media in general and I totally cannot stand Social Media, yet I have to do it to maintain my own presence on the internet for my art. So testing and learning ahead.

This year is my experiment year to see if it really makes a difference for people to find my art. The painting above is an experimental figurative one. Really pretty in person but not so much on the computer. It is not quite this dark. Pure Justus Figurative Painting.

“So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.” 2 Thessalonians 2:15

 
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