• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 07

Sitting with Wonder

Black pearl eyes look out onto the world
with wonder.
The canvas captures this early you.
Only twelve at the time,
I wish I could have told you then
that the good days will outweigh
the bad, but feeling shadow moments
will make you stronger.
On the day of the portrait,
an unsettled, can’t sit still feeling
fills the room.
Seeing the paints co-mingle on the palette,
in a sea of color spectrum swirls,
provides the comfort of things
that meld together and form something new.
I remember sinking into the chair
and feeling more at ease.
Each day we begin anew,
recreate the tender self,
move through the world
with a knowing sense
of how we fill space and time.