Thursday, March 18, 2010
a sweet story~
Bouquerau's paintings have become some of my favorite thanks to our son Jonathan.
In the summer of 1993 Jonathan had just finished three months of intense chemotherapy to shrink the huge mass in his chest wall. He had gone to a friends house one day, a friend being raised by a single dad. When he came home he told me about a beautiful picture they had hanging up and as soon as he got his first credit card he was going to order it from a museum in Montreal.Amid all the stress I forgot all about his painting. Imagine my surprise a few months later, after his funeral when I recieved this picture forwarded from his college dorm! I was shocked that this was the picture he had talked about....somehow I had imagined something more....manly? But, my Jonathan had a sweet heart, and what a comfort he left his mom with this sweet picture.