Hey Thomas. :) I’ve been debating on what to draw for your birthday and through much deliberation I created this. Though I’ve been told it’s better to show than to tell, I’m just going to go ahead and say that I wanted to capture as best I could how I see you as a person, because, as I do very much adore you, I also have, immense respect for you, and, there are so many things that you’ve done that has reawakened something within me; a spark, a passion, and compassion for other people for what the world has to offer.
Before I’ve gotten into the fandom, I was in a dark place. I was isolated, apathetic, and I didn’t believe I had anything to offer, I didn’t see any worth in me and I didn’t see worth in living for a while; I didn’t care for anything, and I didn’t have it in me to.
But when I found you once again and watched your videos on Youtube, there was something about you that struck me that I will never forget. It was the amount compassion and love that you had and you gave in your videos. Yes, you have many of the same interests as I do and I love that but it was your compassionate and loving self that drew my attention. It perplexed me for the longest as I was much more cynical in the past, but honestly? This past year watching your content and seeing the messages you gave changed me for the better and I have never felt more fulfilled and in peace with myself.
In the past year I have made friends with people that I love so so dearly, that have brought a light in my life that I never quite had before. My love for art and drawing has been reawakened ever I watched your Youtube videos, I drew for the first time in months, and I am so glad that I did. I have been inspired in both creativity and compassion because of you. I saw a therapist and psychiatrist about my mental illness and am now on medication after all these years, and it’s because of you.
You are the closest to making me believe that things are going to be okay; that I’m going to be okay. And I owe you so much for that. I love you so much for that.
I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are. I love you. Take care <3 -Patricia
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