Susie posted this Hopi Elders’ Prayer on her blog, reminding me that maybe I should end this day with something more than a joke. Sometimes the simple things are best to be thankful for, and although I have many many things to be thankful for, I can’t think of anything more important to a visual artist than the gift of sight. All my life I have worn glasses and contacts, and without them I am pretty much legally blind. In the fourth grade when asked if I could see the big E at the top, I said, “where’s the chart?”
I did this drawing at my annual checkup on Tuesday, waiting for the eye doc to come into the exam room. I’m learning to think of drawing as a form of seeing and meditation.