the courage bouquet

Inspired by the memory of Vincent yesterday I spent the afternoon in my studio painting alone and thinking of all those struggling in isolation in hospitals around the world without their loved ones beside them. They are always in my thoughts. “What would life be” Vincent wrote, “if we had no courage to attempt anything.” The courage, sacrifice and love of so many will be the lasting inspiration and memory of our time. With this bouquet I thank and honour them all.


  1. It’s a thought that has haunted me. The aloneness of so many people struggling and often failing to overcome the sickness that grips them ever tighter. The images we see are heartbreaking. I understand the necessity but that does not make it easier. Courage is more needed than ever before in so many lives. It is right to contemplate them silently and to reverently send one’s own strength and courage to them.

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