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Belonging 

Oil, acrylic, mixed media on canvas
24 x 27" 

We keep trying to be a part of something larger than we already are. We reshape ourselves both mentally and physically. We keep twisting ourselves in order to fit in despite the price we pay deep down. It doesn’t feel natural. It doesn’t feel right. And it shouldn’t. Fitting in is opposite to belonging. Fitting in is a barrier to belonging. I have never felt that I fitted in. Anywhere. I’ve learnt later on that belonging is what truly matters. Being real and authentic to one’s self. If we belong to ourselves, we can let ourselves BE with others, and build truly meaningful relationships. Even if we are square pegs in round holes.