"I know you just had a physics test, and I know it didn’t go well. Take a deep breath. Can I tell you a secret? Your worth is not dependent on the number of points you get right on a test. I know right now it feels like it does. I know you’re scared about grad school applications and about keeping your scholarship and about having to drop this class. But the sun is still going to come up tomorrow and you are still wonderful and no matter what I still love you. You are whole without achievements. You are good without a performance. You are loved without earning it. Can I tell you another secret? You fail the test. You drop the class. You have to take it again. And you keep on breathing and working and life is still good and you are still good. Thank you for not giving up." - SB


original work on canvas

8 x 8 x 1.25