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opened

"opened"
mixed media collage on canvas board
gregory a. milinovich

here is a collage i finished last week, while at my conference. i've called it "opened," and it obviously has to do with opening up our hands, and what that might mean. for me, ever since reading henri nouwen's "with open hands" when i was 16, this has been a powerful image for me. i often cannot escape the realization that i am clinging to too much: too much guilt, too much stuff, too much pride, too much. i need to just open up my hands and let go and be...

...opened.


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i also love that book. i did not read it until later in my life (four years ago). it has become for me a physical sign of an inward attitude in prayer. instead of being in control and tightly holding onto things, opening my hands to God's grace and guidance.

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