A few years ago I was in Sweden, spending the holidays with my family. My brother and his wife had just remodeled the house. They told me one of my paintings no longer fit the decor of their living room, and asked if I wanted it back. It was a large painting about reincarnation I had done when I was 20 years old. It was too large to fit in a suitcase. I told my brother it would not be practical to bring to the USA, but asked if he could please store it for now.
Later, when we arrived at the house of my parents, they asked me and my brother to go through the attic and discard things we no longer needed or wanted, and to take the rest with us, as they were clearing things out.
|Kerstin Zettmar and Lennart|
When I returned to the USA, I had, as usual, gazillions of e-mails to sort through. Guess if I was surprised when one of them happened to be from my former flame, Lennart! He said he had Googled me, found my website and was happy to see I was still doing art. A pencil drawing I had given him still hung on his wall, but his favorite painting of all times was the one I had made about reincarnation! He told me he still thought about it from time to time. I told him as chance would have it, it had just become available, and I asked if he was interested in purchasing it. He responded he probably could not afford it. I gave him a price he could not refuse, and three months later when I was back in Sweden, we met for coffee and made the transaction.
Adlous Huxley said; “Experience is not just what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”
Lennart could have turned bitter, but he did not. I was going through some difficulties of my own at the time and this was something I needed to hear, see and realize.
|a 3D rendition of Indra's Net|
Kerstin is an artist, healer and teacher. Discover her and herart at www.zettmar.com, and in Mind Key's upcoming anthology, Tempest, Life Upturned.