Initially I wanted to title this page
“Crocodile Tears”.
But then I wouldn’t do justice
to the drama a teenager can really feel,
however unreasonable the situation may be.
Art Journal Page “Teenage Drama” – watercolor and ink, © Mandy van Goeije
And unreasonable situations we have, these days!
But then again,
isn’t it a teenage prerogative
to be totally unreasonable?
I guess we were no different.
It just takes a little adjusting for the parent in me
to try and guide she who will no longer be guided.
It helps to realise
that in fact, she fights the greatest battles with herself
and that I’m only the projection screen
displaying it,
providing her with a safe environment
to let all that energy burst out.