Promises

I don’t like promises. I prefer uncertainty. Promises feel like lies. Because they may not come to be. So please don’t make me promises. Please just tell the truth. There is always a chance it won’t come true.

You’ll try your best, you want to do whatever it is you’ve said you’ll do. But sometimes even the best intentions go awry.

When you make me a promise, I feel fear. Fear of being let down. Fear of accruing a debt I can’t repay. The fear that comes with the need to trust. The risk of broken promises and shattered trust. Destruction of relationships, loss, betrayal, rejection, withdrawal, abandonment.

 Art Journal Sketch Series. Watercolour Pencil on Paper. Copyright Katy Matilda Neo, 2017.

 Art Journal Sketch Series. Watercolour Pencil on Paper. Copyright Katy Matilda Neo, 2017.

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