Difficult circumstances can be overwhelming. I am regularly challenged to step up. They can be an opportunity for growth of course – but that view often appears with the 20-20 vision of hindsight.
In the moment that it’s happening, there is no opportunity for growth, there is no presence of enlightenment, there are no smiles. Only the figurative experience of drowning.
“It seems like I can’t handle it.”
Note: I don’t particularly remember what was happening in my life when I created this in March 2016, but sometimes there’s a universality to human experience when expressed, that I find comforting.