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The Meaning of “Wife.”

My wife is an artist. She finally recognizes that. I’ve known it for quite a while. So have others in her life. It’s her color schemes and shapes and lines, all hints of the beauty and complexity that fill her mind.

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Her art adorns our living room, so I see her all around me. She speaks to me here, without words. I feel the quiet inside of her, like the depths of the ocean; and I feel her angst, like a swift-moving tide rushing onto the shore.

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She tells me she can’t stop her mind from the never-ending thinking that keeps her awake at night. Thoughts come at her like a straight-line wind and make her heart pump wildly, in the misguided preparation of flight or fight.

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 Yet from this turmoil is the wellspring for the creative bursts that free her.

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Surrounded by her art, I’m in a satellite orbiting the spherical edges of her mind’s eye, peeking into its core, capturing glimpses of the unknowable parts of her, trying to build my understanding of her. It remains a work in progress…like her art.

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Her art adds meaning to her life. She has found what she must do. And for me, her art teaches me about her, and the meaning of “wife.”

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4 thoughts on “The Meaning of “Wife.”

  1. Kenneth Bonavitacola on said:

    my sister’s accomplishments are diverse and awe-inspiring. in addition – she has always been a source of attracting the most wonderful people into her life. You are at the very top of that list!

  2. Ed Ciurczak on said:

    As you understand and discuss with your life partner, your life partner will understand you. It is about growing together as one. The archway to a new level of existence with your partner. Void of petty materialism and ego. A new level of love and acceptance.
    A truly beautiful read. Thank you!

  3. Nick Bereschak on said:

    Beauty in her person and art. You are a lucky man John.

  4. Maketa on said:

    This was very inspiring and downright mushy. I love any and everything about LOVE. I appreciate how you now know the meaning of “wife”. Thanks for sharing

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