At first glance a young man concluded this painting was about a mother forgiving her young prodigal daughter. I didn't correct him. This painting shows an older woman embracing her younger self and offering forgiveness for past mistakes and failings. The young self kneels before the older woman having asked for nothing other than a place to lay her head. The older woman who has grown physically and spiritually knows the younger self was caught up in the spring of youth and needs what we all need, a place to rest our transgressions. In the lap of experience the young one is allowed to rest.

"Forgiveness" is part of the Faceless Beauty Collection here on SUNDRIP - Art for Life .

detail 1, detail 2

Art by F. Magdalene

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