To everyone who sent in submissions,
I know that it can be hard, at least for me, to choose to go toward particular feelings, to actively deepen a connection to myself. Sometimes my initial reaction is to turn away or to judge, and sometimes I have to hide and wait until I am ready to seek out those parts of me. Reading your work has helped me to bond with others, and in turn to open up with myself. I do not know how participating in this little art project has felt for you. I hope that it has helped to create an even greater space of compassion and support, or at the least, has brought you a brief moment of entertainment and joy. With all my love, happy Valentine ’s Day.