Do you consider vulnerability a weakness? I do not. I believe it takes strength, courage and confidence to let yourself be vulnerable.
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In my opinion, relationships require full exposure of my being, which requires vulnerability. This is a risk, because I have both positive and negative qualities, just as everyone else. However, it is necessary for me to expose myself, if I want honest relationships.
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As an artist, I am vulnerable as well, since I am exposing a part of my being with every piece I make. Art is a way for me to communicate my inner thoughts and feelings in various manners. That is why it takes courage to show my work and why rejections can be so personal.
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Working with Gifted and Talented students, I also find myself being vulnerable. Although I have a solid education, a plethora of experience, an excellent reputation, I am the first to admit that I don't have answers to all the questions they make. They respect my vulnerability, as they become aware that we all have academic strengths and weaknesses. (Note - I do help them research answers whenever possible.)
So, what do you think of vulnerability? I'd love to hear your opinion. Thank you for your visit and blessings!
said Theodor Roethke ...
I think that it is exactly!
Gorgeous artwork as always and a beautiful photo from you both!
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It's amazing to me that you have sparked the conversation about men with tender hearts. My husband and I have just started listening to John Eldridge's Wild At Heart, which gets into the subject. The world has created men with calloused hearts, yet at the same time, emansapated them. I think a tender heart is necessary to fully love and to be connected to God, your spouse and those around you. I applaud you for mentioning this. It's always apparent when I read your blog posts that you are a very loving man and a very happily married man. I admire you.
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/in-memoriam-ling.html
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Wonderful creative work, I wish I too had some talent in art.
lovely writing again Arnoldo,
I do like your work VERY much !
I'm not sure how to respond to the question about vulnerability. I fear I was never in any similar position that you described. I suspect, in the distant future, as I age, I might feel more vulnerable, since I have no living relatives to turn to. But I somehow doubt that's the vulnerability you are thinking about.
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Have a great week my friend.,
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Now I am going to copy and paste my words to put into a draft!!
Gorgeous card by the way!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Being closed off and afraid to share how I feel is the death blow to a relationship whether that is with a friend, a spouse, a lover, a parent or a child. My deepest regrets revolve around my inability or their inability to be open and honest. It is scary and hard to trust that much but it is so worth it when I am.
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