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Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
it took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.
β€”Mary Oliver

by ~Wafflesl

I find this quote so beautiful. There are many ways to interpret it. The first thing it made me think about was how there is so much to learn, experience and explore in both the good and bad, light and dark. It also reminds me of a conversation I had with an old friend… she was a great drawer and I wanted to be as good as she was. I remember she told me that when you are adding shading to your drawing to keep in mind that – the stronger the light shines, the harsher the shadows.

What does it make you think of?

Ermisenda Alvarez