The little boy could not stop staring at the painted cows. They were so beautiful but he couldn’t understand why someone would paint flowers and words about peace all over the statues of cows. Tugging at his uncle’s coat, he asked, “Uncle Frans, why are those statues painted like that?”.
Frans pondered for a moment and then jumped right in with, “Well, J.R., artists all over the world share their love for beauty in many different ways.”. The child thought about this and got very quiet for the rest of their day together.
Frans had only been home for a few minutes when his sister (J.R.’s mother) called in a very agitated mood demanding to know what he had told her child. Little J.R. got home and decided to “share his love for beauty” all over their home! Painted squiggles were everywhere. How was he to know?
© Carol Campbell
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