Jodi Hills

So this is who I am – a writer that paints, a painter that writes…

Leaning in.

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I don’t make many videos. I don’t really have the equipment, or the desire. I’m much more comfortable with a keypad or a brush. But yesterday I received a response to a video I posted a few years ago, called “I leaned on you today.” It shows the images of my series from “A shape of love.” I don’t know how she found the video. It certainly isn’t at the top of any search lists (or even on one). To prove once again, we are given what we need, she found it, and said it helped her. (She is in the hospital suffering from depression and anxiety.)

I told her the story of one of the images — my Aunt Kay, who recently passed away. Is she up there directing video traffic? Maybe. I don’t know how we are given the tools to survive, but somehow we are given them, if we look. If we look – choose to see – I guess that’s the key. And it’s not easy, I know. But I tell her, I tell you, somehow, find the strength, the will, to just look up…. Maybe you’ll see me, or my “never say no to a hurricane” Aunt Kay, or a sea of people just like you, reaching out, leaning in.

Author: jodihills

I am an author and an artist, originally from the US, now living, loving and creating in the south of France. I show my fine art throught the US and Europe, and sell my books, art and images throughout the world.

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