We had an art show a few weeks ago
with a single attendee..
the handyman who came to repair our wall.
He examined the paintings that surrounded him
while he worked..
and as the plaster dried
he walked around
staring at all the art.
He spoke to us about our paintings
and shared stories of his own collection of art..
his father’s landscape paintings
which he treasured.
As he was leaving
he thanked us for the experience
and his unexpected trip
into an art exhibit.
This is art the way it is meant to be
not cloistered away in a sterile, white-walled gallery
but as a part of everyday life..
living in our homes