FEATURED in Back in Black Group
MEDIUM: Charcoal and graphite on Mylar
My portrait today was inspired by my thoughts from the night before as lay in my bed and I said my prayers.
Last night I thought about what children pray for as they go to sleep at night, children in our war.
I will share with you some of the verses I was taught as a child to pray for the safe keeping of my loved ones…
Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep
And if I die before I wake
I pray the Lord
My Soul to Keep
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
I created my portrait of a child sleeping this morning and now I look upon it I wonder
…what our children pray for at night
…do they say the same prayers as I did when there was not a war
…if their prayers are angry or as fearful as mine are now as an adult (I hope not)
I wonder if their prayers are desperate pleas whereas mine, as a child were repetitious -yet I sincerely feel that I did once in awhile mean every word as a child when I spoke them every night as I went to bed.
Today I wonder about our children who live in a world where every day is so important to mean every word as you go to sleep and say your prayers for those you love because as a child today your father or your mother or your brother or your sister or your uncle, your aunt may never come home to you so you say your prayers every night and you pray very hard and ask for them to come home to you because you love them very much.
I wonder as a child might wonder because a child’s world is very important.