No matter how hard I try, I will never be able to learn to hear the language spoken around me. Communication needs to happen on my terms, for me to be able to access it. It never fails to astound me that there are people out there who will go to the trouble of learning an entire new language, Auslan, just so that they can communicate with me. Over the years there have been many friends who have done this. Some people don’t even know me all that well but they have still made the effort. I am touched beyond belief. And oh so grateful. This painting is a huge thank you to everyone who has made the effort to learn to sign, for me personally, and for other Deaf people. You are much appreciated.
I’ve just listed this painting as a giclee print in my shop. It’s available here.