ART OF WAR for The Caregiver

This series came about when I realized I had a deep need to express my own journey and experiences as a caregiver for a spouse with fast progressing Multiple Sclerosis.  They are all self-portraits and visual expressions of my thoughts at the time of their creation.

Oftentimes, they seem unfair.

The disease is not fair, nothing that happens within the framework which a serious illness brings with it resembles what would be considered as a normal life.

But as with many things in life, It is what It is.

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Supplication To the God of The Nervous System to Be Kind To Him. Part One: The Beginning

 

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The Failed Attempts at Warding Off Caregiver Burnout.

 

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Supplication To the God of The Nervous System to Be Kind To Him. Part Two: A Few Years Later.

 

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The Weight of Invisible Things

 

 

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The Erosion of Self From Incremental Loss and Grief.

 

 

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The Pain That is Carried

 

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Amor Fati

 

 

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The Spheres That I Live In

 

 

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Self-Compassion Tries to Heal Trauma

 

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The Things That Trap Us

 

 

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Trying To Keep It All From Crashing Down

 

 

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The Responsibility of Compassion

 

 

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Things That Cannot Be Taken

 

 

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