The Image

The image at the top of the page is a detail of  Waterfalls, Late December Dusk painted by my husband,  Steven Fick. It hangs in my counselling room to bring a message of hope to my clients.

These waterfalls are in Balls Falls Conservation Area, near St. Catharines, Ontario. The brown, turbulent waters are lit by the late-day sun, which also highlights the spray and foam as the water pours down the falls. Despite the tumbling passion of the waterfalls, this image speaks to me of Hope.

Like the light on the foam and spray in the painting, Hope brings to our attention the goodness that is available in each day, and helps us face the challenges life presents for us.

Like this image, even when things seem at their darkest, when thoughts are jumbled, when we feel lost and confused, the sun still shines!

May this image bring a message of Hope to you and yours during a time of confusion and anxiety.


Signy Fridriksson is an associate with Capital Choice Counselling Group under consultation with Martin Rovers, PhD and Kathryn Guthrie, RP.