Why Restoring Venus
How I Chose the Name "Restoring Venus"
I love the work of Art named Venus De Milo, also known as The Aphrodite of Milos. She was created a long time ago, and is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. This statue depicts the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, also known as Venus. Her craftsmanship is amazing, her worth is priceless, and she is displayed at The Louvre art museum in France.
Before being displayed in one of the most famous art museums in the world, however, she was found in 1820 in the rubble of an ancient city named Milos. This beautiful statue must have been a wreck when she was found. Can you imagine the layers of dirt and grim, that covered this masterpiece? She had lost her arms. been buried there for many hundreds of years.
For me, this statue resonates with my heart. Something that was once vibrant and a centerpiece of activity had been hidden away and broken, seemingly forgotten about, until the day she was accidentally found. She is not in the same shape she started, but now, she is something much more.
We are all masterpieces waiting to be found and restored. There are still so many reasons to hope, no matter where you are in your journey with pain. You are not alone, and you have so much to give. You, yes you, YOU have so much to give and share with the world, and I hope you are encouraged to restore your hope, and yourself, here with me.