Friday, March 9, 2012

I love my job

I love my job. It lets me regularly revisit the miracle that is painting.
A spring scene for the activities room
I take flowers or other still life materials into a local nursing home.
Together we launch ourselves, again and again, 
into the world of color, shape and feelings.
 Most of the residents say "I've never done this before." 
A few say "It's been so long."
Some just want to watch. That's fine too.
Some rush forward, with great swaths of color.
Others "see" with great imagination.
A few want me to draw first, then they add color.
 One or two are great painters, from whom I learn.
But everyone is happier at the end of the hour. 
It's always an adventure, a performance.
Cumulatively, the art amazes me.

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