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The shaded circle

Shaded circle graphite drawing by Cathy Durso

When I first saw him in the hospital bed, I couldn’t hold it together. He looked so small and fragile, so weak, like I’d never seen him before. But on this particular occasion, although he was still in the same condition, he was larger than life. He thought he was going to die. We all were gathered around him. We each went up and spoke to him, quietly, one at a time. In that moment nothing else existed. Life and death and time and everything was contained within him. Despite his physical weakness there was nothing more real, more true, more solid than him at that moment. He was the center.

Cathy Durso's sketchbook

Shaded circle drawing, graphite on tinted paper, by Cathy Durso

Art every day week 21: Cathy Durso's daily art challenge