For Ray

8x8in., acrylic on panel

This is for my friend Raymundo, the crossing guard at my kid's school.

Ray, as he's called, lost his boy here a day before his boy would have turned 30. He's giving the picture to his wife for Mother's Day and I have the suspicion it will be one of the first, if not the first, work of original art in their household.

Some of us live with a lot of pain. Be kind to one another. And a happy Mother's Day this weekend.

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