India and acrylic inks, oil painting, watercolor paper, layered canvas, on canvas, 24 x 36, 2018
How can I express the joy that I feel when you so modestly enter this epic moment, when you divide this space of transition with a nervous, thoughtful pause, inwardly rehearsing, bending your thoughts into better forms, knowing that each is likely to change the world?
Are you aware that I am proud of you?
How much better can I exclaim my joy?
Do you know that I stand for you?
Do you know that we stand for you—that we quietly suppress the sobs of seven generations while we rise and celebrate you?
Can you feel the mighty, thunderous waves of gratitude that we pour out for you?