After listening to Jim’s story, I set out to create a piece that reflected the complexity of his experience and the quickness of it. The image, though simple, represents something haunting and profound. It reminds us that not everything is what it seems. The softball is the catalyst in what has come to be Jim’s reality with cancer, and also his survival story. To know Jim is to know humor, determination, gentleness and strength. As the years pass, our stories take on more meaning. Our new memories melt with the old and certain moments become harder to touch. It is my sincere hope that this picture will forever capture a moment of unknowing and known, hardship and overcoming, deliverance and grace. With love and gratitude Jim, this is for you.
These black mugs are made from quality ceramics. Hand wash to ensure the print doesn't fade.