Mixed Media Artist

To Call Myself Beloved

I have decided that this will be the title of my new show. It is a line from the Raymond Carver poem ‘Late Fragment’

Late Fragment

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

I relate to this poem in so many ways, as I am sure that you all do as well.

I can definitely call myself beloved. Beloved, always, by my parents, beloved by my husband and children.
The one thing that I haven’t always been able to say is ‘beloved by myself’. To love myself enough to create. To love myself enough to allow those negative voices to dissolve away and become insignificant whispers. The greatest gift I could ever have allowed myself. To be whole. To stop wondering what if ? To stop dreaming and start doing.
I am so happy that I now can call myself beloved. I am grateful every single day.

3 responses

  1. Hilary

    Great title. I look forward to the show

    January 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

  2. You are beloved by me too. Come to think of it… I am beloved by me too. I love being over 35 and blissfully in love with myself.

    I can’t wait for the show!

    January 3, 2010 at 11:17 pm

  3. oilandrouge

    Maria, I just love your work! I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and am so excited that I did!

    January 6, 2010 at 11:12 pm

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