I know that this person has had a very hard life and yet she has pared it down to what is important. I think for her although she has to work hard, and carry on , she always takes time to love, to smile. I don't do this as often as I should and I don't laugh as often as I should but she makes sure to remind me to do that. She keeps me in check with what is really important. ...... I am also sure that she does not see this a something that she is on purposely doing, it comes naturally to her. I need to do this also, make it an unconscious action, to smile laugh, spread joy and live in the moment.
I am not a portrait artist but I just wanted to give this a valiant effort to try and capture what she gives to me, a brilliant smile of acceptance and heartfelt caring. There are so few people who can do this, lighten up another persons soul but just a smile. How do you capture that effervescence? How to you put in two dimensions the energy and je ne se quois? Well this is my effort. I only wish that you will experience such a soul.
Talk with you all soon,