Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Special Painting Comes Full Circle

So here's a story that I find pretty incredible....

When I was seven years old, my family lived right outside of Stockholm. I used to have regular sleepovers with a Swedish classmate from the British primary school I attended. Her name is Linda Murray -- I remember her parents teaching me Swedish words at the breakfast table, watching Nightrider in her living room, and rolling around in the snow after a sauna.

Linda and her daughter, Franca; a childhood friend from Sweden
Linda and I reconnected on facebook a few years back. About two months ago, she found a painting of my mom's at her parents house and immediately reached out to me. It is of a farm in Viggbyholm; my mom painted it 29 years ago. Linda's friends, Geoffrey and Ann-Elizabeth, hand-carried the painting home to me on an airplane from a recent visit to Stockholm. It turns out they live about seven minutes away from my front door here in Luxembourg.
Geoffrey and Ann Elizabeth delivered the painting to me
And now, a piece of art that I had never even seen or least didn't remember -- a special piece of my mom -- has come back into my life and hangs in my living room. Full circle.


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Unknown said...

It was your mom's way of saying "I am here for the next page you have turned to in your life !" Full circle is right ! Love, Em