What do you notice first about this painting? The stormy skies? The rocky terrain? The tree threatening to tumble over the cliff? Or the smaller tree beside it, hugging it to safety? I’m guessing you’re a glass-half-full kind of man, never afraid to go out on a limb, for after all that’s where the fruit is. So my bet is that your eyes go straight to the arms of that spindly little tree gamely clinging to its brother, risking it’s own safety to prevent him from plummeting over the edge.
Oscar, you have lived a remarkable life, made all the more so by your inability to see it as such; the storms and rocks weathered and beaten by your determination and success. And the changes you have made – the friends and supporters you have gathered along the way – have provided solid ground into which you can plant your roots as you weather this storm, too. So when you feel weary, think of that little tree and how hard it’s working to keep its brother from plunging over the precipice. And think of us, because we are a bit like that tree; our belief and friendship and love holding you so tightly that even if you flail, you will never fall. Trust in us; we can withstand any storm.
We can and, if you allow us, we will keep you away from the edge of that cliff.
Love and blessings,
Laura and Carly