Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Chapters 28

    He blinked at me with eyes the deep brown color of need.
    "We've been lucky," I said. "We've been able to live by what we love. And to live painting, as we have, wherever we have, is to live passion and imagination and connection and adoration, all the best of life--to be more alive than the rest."


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