"to my valentine, 2018"
mixed media collage (vintage papers, acrylic paint, glue, marker, on bookboard)
gregory a. milinovich
still, i continued a yearly tradition of making a collage as an expression of my love for my bride. this was the 11th consecutive year for this, and since it was ash wednesday this year, i was thinking quite a bit about brokenness. and it is true that over 18 and a half years of marriage, we've both had to deal with our share of brokenness: words we shouldn't have said, poor decisions, pride, and more. to quote someone more terse than i: love hurts.
but to quote someone more loquacious: love is also patient and kind and forgiving and love never fails. on a day of acknowledging my mortality, it was good to remember that love never fails. that love is stronger than death. that this love i share, with my valentine, is broken and redeemed, grounded and growing, scarred and strong.
so i know it is a week late, but to my valentine, know this: i love you. and i know that love never fails. thanks for putting up with my failures. can't wait to see what happens next....