All our lives we live in chains and never realize we hold the key

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Art is my passion. It’s the only thing in my life I have never quit. This piece is special to me and one of my favorites. The words say, “All our lives we live in chains and never realize we hold the key”.

For years I have lived in those metaphorical “chains”. It seemed as if it wasn’t one thing it was another holding me back, keeping me down and making me feel … well, worthless.

Some of those hindrances were the abuse I have endured: physical, mental, emotional, and even sexual. I had a warped sense of what “love” was supposed to be. I continued putting myself in those types of situations like so many people in general do. For whatever reason, the abuse becomes “normal”. I would inadvertently destroy the most “healthy” relationship. I did this because I always waited for the “abuse” to start. I expected the…

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