Sunday, September 02, 2007

a ghost 2

“I was so low, that just a few nights before that, I had prayed to Johnny to help me. That was foolish, I know.“

“Not foolish,“ said Mary. “He heard you and he helped you.“

“A ghost can't help anyone, Mother,“ said Sissy.

“Ghosts are not always those who pass through closed doors,“ said Mary Rommely. “Katie has told how her husband used to talk to this saloon man. In all those years of the talking, Johnny gave away pieces of himself to this man. When Katie called on her man for help, the pieces of him came together in this man, and it was Johnny within the saloon man's soul that heard and came to her help.“

from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

finished painting.

acrylic paint & medium, markers

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