A very strange thing happened to me last year, actually many strange things to be fair. However, one stood out amongst all the rest, that was being called an artist.
I don’t know if I did ever say it out loud. Maybe it was a subconscious thought that never made it to the surface. My childhood dream was to be an artist. Actually as far back as I can remember, I always loved art. That was just encapsulated in a moment, the Van Gogh museum.
What makes this feel truly incredible is I gave up on that dream when I was a teenager. That dream became lost in the decades of time. I was really struggling, in fact I was due to do my first podcast and reliving memories that literally changed my reality. That’s when I read it ... “You are an artist and a really good one”. A small collection of words that I felt for weeks afterwards. In fact, you can say those words remain with me because it wasn’t my intention, that wasn’t the path I thought I was on. My inner self, who had really wanted and wished for that so hard as a child, brought pure joy in that moment.
I genuinely loved that moment so, to whoever made that comment, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Ross Fraser, human rights artist, has a nice ring to it.
All my best and love
Words – Ross A Fraser
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