Holding Hands.
 Valente, Liz

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Title:Holding Hands
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I was invited to make an art for @semana.da.esperanca. We are in Yellow September. Mental health awareness month. I have several friends who are dealing with depression today or who have crossed this deep lake. It's not easy. I like that gesture of holding hands. “I want to take your hands, I'll look for it wherever I go...” I've had many moments when it was all that was possible to do, but doing this gestural waiting was remarkable for me. I leave this gesture to you too. “I want to hold your hand. I know it's hard. Breathe, I'll breathe with you. Feel the air fill your lungs, feel the air go in and out. Feel your hand inside mine, because I am there. Your soul is troubled, but your hands can lodge in mine. Your heart is cold, but our palms together feel warm. Your mind is clouded, but fix your eyes on my fingers, they're small and simple and they fit yours. Now, I want to tell you about the love I found. Infinite and abundant.”#weekly hope #weekly hope #yellow september #yellow september

Fui convidada a fazer uma arte para @semana.da.esperanca. Estamos no Setembro Amarelo. Mês de conscientização sobre saúde mental. Tenho vários amigos que lidam com a depressão hoje ou que já atravessaram esse lago fundo. Não é fácil. Gosto desse gesto de segurar as mãos. “Quero pegar suas mãos, vou buscar onde for..” já tive muitos momentos em que era tudo o que era possível fazer, mas fazer essa espera gestualmente foi marcante pra mim. Deixo esse gesto também para vocês. “Quero segurar a sua mão. Sei que está difícil. Respire, vou respirar com você. Sinta o ar encher seus pulmões, sinta o ar entrar e sair. Sinta a sua mão dentro das minhas, porque eu estou presente. Sua alma está incomodada, mas suas mãos podem se alojar nas minhas. Seu coração está frio, mas as nossas palmas juntas se aquecem. Sua mente está nublada, mas fixe seus olhos nos meus dedos, são pequenos e simples e se encaixam nos seus. Agora, quero te contar do amor que eu encontrei. Infinito e abundante.”#semanadaesperança #semanadaesperanca #setembroamarelo#setembroamarelo

Liz Valente is a liturgical artist, wife and mother of 4 children; she has a master's degree in architecture and urbanism and is a professor of drawing for training architects at higher education levels. She works on several artistic fronts, such as theatre, visual arts and music, having created the album “Pipa Amarela”, released in 2013. She has worked with teenagers and young people at the Presbyterian Church of Viçosa, where her husband serves as a pastor. In her spare time, she writes prayers with accompanying art images and shares them on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/donalizvalente/
Date:2021
Artist:Valente, Liz
Object/Function:Drawing
City/Town:Viçosa
Country:Brazil

Scripture:Mark 12:28-34
Psalm 133
Lectionary links:AProp19
BProp26
General Subject:Faithfulness
Love
Hands
Friendship

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Copyright Source:Liz Valente, https://www.instagram.com/donalizvalente/
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Attribution:Valente, Liz. Holding Hands, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57530 [retrieved December 5, 2022]. Original source: Liz Valente, https://www.instagram.com/donalizvalente/.
Record Number:57530 Last Updated: 2022-11-05 14:44:57 Record Created: 2020-04-09 07:54:30
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition