Feb 12

Blight

There was a giant ocean of paint
A canvas stroked over and over with the blue from a bottomless can
Swipe,
Swipe,
Swipe,
Patiently, over and over.
The man had been working for days on the masterpiece -
A jewel-colored ocean, and a soft baby blanket-colored sky overhead.
It was to be his first piece to sell in years, as he had hit a dry spot as an artist. 
He stepped back and stared, not quite satisfied, at his canvas.
It was missing something.
Just then, as he was scratching his eyebrow thoughtfully,
His daughter ran into the room,
A bubble of pure, happy, rainbow energy
Knocking over a giant can of bright 
yellow
paint 
all 
over
the
room
and a small splatter fell onto the beautiful blue.
A gasp. The uncomfortable feeling of silence except the biting of a tongue.
And then a smile, a wonderful, big smile, a thought that this beautiful piece that depicted the joys of family
would sell.
And it did.