I am positive (as you will have probably realised by now) that I am, what you call, obsessed with my sister Alex. In a good way. Always in a good way when it comes to my sister. And with the best intentions.
Yesterday, the night of the opening of her exhibition, was her night. 100%. It was a great night. It was a successful night. I am not talking about success in terms of sales, I am talking about success in every other possible way.
She had been so stressed and unsure of herself in so many inexplicable ways due to the financial situation here in Greece now, that she was terrified that very few people would actually show up.
Half an hour before the opening the perfect thing happened. A very good friend of mine, I.(not sure if she would like the publicity therefore I keep it simple), decided to buy one of her paintings. THE GREATEST WAY to start an exhibition. The perfect boost to her – sunken to the bottom of the ocean – self-confidence.
Then and there I made a pact with myself (not even sure If one can do this): to celebrate her. Her talent, her passion, her drawings, her life. A lot, and I mean A LOT, of old friends, new friends, colleagues, relatives, acquaintances and party crashers (ok just a few, and I will forgive you for the false pretences of picking up the price list and asking around with no intentions of buying whatsoever) came. The gallery was full and I was thrilled.
I would sincerely like to thank all of my friends who decided to come, I want you to know that you DID make a difference by showing up (I always wanted to become an actress when I was a little girl-hence, the Oscar like speech now).
Yesterday was just the beginning, I do wish that she will keep this glow for the following 5 weeks and really realise how amazing she really is. Last but not least, I thank my parents for having her and I thank my mom for introducing her to the wonderful world of drawing 😉