Is love an illusion? | Kimberly Hetherington | Art Therapy with Kimberly

Is love an illusion?

Romantic love has been advertised in the same way as pharmaceutical drug commercials; when an attractive couple runs in slow motion down a sun-setting beach and a male commentator with a smooth voice starts proclaiming all the ways this ‘drug’ will improve your life. Then at the very end of the commercial in a very quiet, rushed whisper he admits the side-effects may include heart failure and imminent death. But we were too distracted by this image of perfection to allow the words “heart failure and imminent death” to resonate.

Wild Horses Elizabeth | Kimberly Hetherington | Art Therapy with Kimberly

Wild horses

It feels like my mind is a wild horse that is being whipped into shape by a violent owner. So I sit in my stable and dream of a that time when I ran free in open fields, galloping fiercely alongside other wild horses who made me feel like there was a different way to live this life. A life that tasted of freedom, adventure and spontaneity.