In Life, In Love

My parents are beautiful to one another, even after 50 years:

I learned everything I know about relationships by watching my parents, and more specifically, by watching how they treated one another. They always show unconditional love and respect for each other at all times, no matter what. (If you’ve ever heard Ed Sheeran’s song called “Afire Love,” then you must know the kind of love I’m talking about… it at least what it may look like, or sound like, in a song.)

“We’re set alight…”

It is truly the kind of love that inspires jealousy, and it mostly seems unattainable to the wider population, if you know what I mean. Other than the love I received from my parents, I never knew true love until I met my husband, but that wasn’t until after age 40. In fact, it wasn’t until after meeting my husband that I actually realized what LOVE is! (I mean, I had watched and learned from my parents, BUT…)

“In life, in love”

My parents have always had a beautiful love, but I figured that it was just something that they had, and not really anything that everybody else gets… Like it was something special to them only, but I’m realizing now, as I’m starting to get a little older, that the love that they have is very special. These days, not many people even strive to attain it. I’m so proud that I can say that I got to witness a man love and respect a woman for my entire life; and a woman love and respect a man… my parents. ❤️

In light…

The kind of love I’m speaking of is the kind that brings you light, wraps you in light, sets you alight…


… Because it fills you with light.

Even in the darkest of times.

And love is the absolute, only thing that we get to take with us when we die.

I want my parents to know that they have been witnessed, and appreciated… so that, during a time, when maybe that light is not shining so bright, this portrait will serve as a reminder of how to get through that dark tunnel.

Ed can get me out of a tunnel. You should check him out. ❤️

Published by CooptyLew Art and Tarot

I strongly believe in the power of art and the Tarot for emotional healing and wellness, and it is my ultimate passion, as an artist, to teach others how to use these resources in this way. I create to connect. I connect to myself through artistic expression and I connect to others through hearing their stories and sharing my vision. Art has been my healing modality, and also the thing that brings me closer to the essence of who I am. I also love card decks, both tarot and oracle, and I have a huge collection! They speak seductively to the artist in me, and I'm fascinated by the intersection of art, spirituality, and psychology that exists within them.

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