You see life for what it CAN be. You are a visionary.
A visionary that is also a survivor of sexual assault tends to brighten the world around him, radiating inspiration and encouragement to others while secretly suffering silent darkness and solitude.
You can't see me but I am seated next to you. And we are surrounded with a throng of silent others, all sitting within arms reach of one another....here in the dark.
Keep painting; your work may be the spark that helps someone locate the door to free us all.
I have taken to the stand-up comedy stage to educate other male survivors and those who try to love them. I blog about my isolated religious upbringing where physical and sexual abuse were commonplace and I serve as a facilitator of a weekly support group for men who have suffered sexual assault.