crip·ple adj. \ˈkri-pəl\
being flawed, imperfect or lame.
Old English: crēopan: to creep.
An accurate description of this pencil's creative journey : creeping along, flawed, imperfect and lame... yet gaining joy, insight and sanity from the mere act of creeping.
Sunday, June 25, 2023
the silence that surrounds
acrylic on canvas
I had learned what I knew,
the bare outline of the event,
without asking questions,
both fearing the pain that I knew surrounded the story
and honoring the silence that surrounded the pain.