sometimes i struggle with the whole independent woman syndrome vs. the need to be vulnerable with someone. it’s that inner struggle of self. to want to be loved, but resisting the pull to give up freedom or self-expression for it.
i find myself becoming more comfortable in my own skin as i get older. as a result, i don’t want to compromise or be ‘held down’ by anyone. even if there is love.
perhaps some people are just not meant to be tamed. they are destined to run free like a wild horse until finding someone just as strong and free to hold.
unusually hard to hold onto
24×36″ mixed media on wood
by Martha A. Wade