Wendy Jones
Fine art is the head and the heart and the hand together

The Rebellious Curator

(posted on 6 Jan 2021)

You can be a really good friend, and hold someone dear, and still not be valued.

You can say all the right things and still have someone turn your words around.

You can be kind, gentle, funny, charming and smart, and still be rejected.

You can be joyful on the outside, and still carry a heavy burden.

Relationships are tricky and people are complicated.

It's not easy to hold space for all our differences.

It goes wrong sometimes.

I'm learning

after years of guilt over losing a friend,

or having someone walk away and never knowing why,

or being too much or not enough...


I'm learning to guard my heart. 


There's a purpose in everything. 

That failed friendship will teach you how to do better next time,

and that heartache will prompt you to pray when all else fails.

Hold to those who stuck with you and to the God who never changes.