Even Then, Deeply Loved
Perhaps it is simply human instinct to think in this way, that we are loved with stipulations and restrictions and caveats. But in reality you are loved the way the tide loves the shore: constantly, passionately, irrevocably. There has never been a single day of your life when you have "got what you deserved." We often think of love and forgiveness coming after the fact, but in truth, these go before us, so that even when we disappoint or fail completely, even then, we are already deeply loved.
Painted in Gouache and Watercolor, this original painting measures 10 x 14 inches and comes unframed.