Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Innocence



creating this piece was a huge step toward loving myself, and loving the child I was. For so long like many survivors I could not look at a picture of myself as a child. It was too hard to look at the girl who was being molested and abused. much less love her. I would just feel such anger and rage, at myself!! I realized one day though, that I needed to look at her the way I look at my children, and that helped shift my feelings. I think art is so therapeutic as well, so I collaged it out, and voila.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am going to do this Bella! Thank you for the inspiration and all of your exposing your vulnerability for us
M.S.

Anonymous said...

this is beautiful

mishka said...

Sarah, I remember this time. You are an amazing person and were an amazing person then too. In case you don't hear it from people who knew you then, you had an amazing laugh, an uncanny ability to entertain Katie and me. I had so much fun with you and always knew you were such a great person. You were tenacious and silly. I liked running around pretending to be horses jumping the fences with you. One of my favorite moments from way back then is when you rode Lady and did so well with her. I wished you could have stayed over at my house more. I'm sorry for any time I hurt your feelings back then. And I am so grateful to have found your blog. It has given me so much today in my own course of survival and healing. Take care. JenW

Sarah Elise said...

Hi there, is this Jennifer? How did you find me? Whoa! We must chat!! How are you? Can't find a way to email you from your profile.