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Immortal Longings

In Shakespeare’s play Anthony & Cleopatra, the great queen tells her lover, “Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.”
Today, the bravest of my students bared their immortal longings during their Midterm Critique…some were for acceptance of their physical or erotic selves, yet others bared their longing for integration after traumas, both physical and emotional.
Listening to their stories, those they shared, and those their art disclosed, I was reminded of Eva Hesse’s poetic and delicately sprawling piece, Right After, 1969. Such a metaphor for our journey!
Yes…How poignant and beautiful the messiness of life is– the ecstasies, the longings, the hardships, all of it, it is beautiful!