I painted him awhile back but I wasn't happy with him. I like him better today. They say "never throw your paintings away" because you can always fix them or paint over them or maybe, just maybe when you pull it out from under the bed - you'll like it again.
Someone changed and it wasn't the painting.
I find myself dealing with people the same way sometimes. Too bad we can't tuck them under the bed for awhile. However, some of us have some excellent avoidance behaviours.
But after a little time, when you open up once again- you see them differently. Better.
I've learned to never throw someone away. We're all redeemable, unfinished.
You never know....maybe someone changed.