There Is Always Hope - An Artist's Dedication To The Ukrainian People But Not Only
Today I would like to share with you all, the latest of my paintings which I have entitled "Завжди є надія" translated to English "There is Always Hope." I dedicate my painting to my beloved Ukrainian friends, followers, and "neighbors" out of immense admiration for their courage and perseverance against tyranny. Despite that I don't enjoy politics, I am realistic enough to acknowledge that the decisions politicians make every day have astronomical impact on the people of this world, people without whom civilization wouldn't exist, people without whom economic progress could not thrive, people without whom a nation would cease to be a nation. Though history has proven, over and over, that politicians do not always have the best interest of the people despite what they might say on television screens, we want to believe there is some good in all people. It's never always been a peaceful world; we all know this. However, a more collaborative and positive approach would better equip politicians to make decisions that are not crudely self-serving their best of interests meanwhile the same decisions bring calamity and suffering to possibly millions of people whether within their own native land or elsewhere. I deeply hope for a better future, for the future generations to come. This future is represented in my painting by the Swarovski crystals which represent the brilliant stars in the sky to come. I worry about the children, your children, your grandchildren, but also my own nieces and nephews I love. I often think about the future they will have to be a part of and I know many of you think about this as well. I pray for not just Ukrainians but the whole world, as we all need to understand the importance of choices we make and how those choices impact other people. I pray for more peace in the world and that people don't forget to look up to God for answers. Regardless of whether you are or not a believer today, please know that the truth is the answer but what we do with this truth can either serve the world and ourselves either good or evil. It is up to each of us to decide who we want to be and how we want to live our lives. Together, only, can we make this world a better place for generations to come. Below, is a video with a personal message to my Ukrainian "neighbors" and friends for which I continue to pray. Prayer, after all, humbles us, it helps us near the divinity without which we cannot truly have a deep sense of accountability and reverence towards life choices and life itself.