While working on this piece, I knew that I wanted to create something real. I'm not really a fan of sugar coating things, and denying the struggles we go through in life does more of a disservice than it does good. We define ourselves by the challenges we overcome, and we are stronger as a result. I actually almost used this quote by Hemingway ("The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.") before ultimately settling on this one by Norman B. Rice.
I want to confront the fact that we will all go through hard times, and at some point in our lives, every single one of us is going to need someone who can help us find the strength to move forward. When we are surrounded by total darkness, the only thing we can do is search for the light that will take us through.
Help Ink / People of the Second Chance