Moment of Understanding: Inspired by It’s a Wonderful Life

Watercolor, gouache on paper

Side by side of day 187 and Jimmy Stewart

When I was little, this moment of Frank Capra’s movie, the moment when George Bailey realizes he’s never been born, frightened me. But as I’ve grown up, I’ve also grown to love this moment of understanding. (Please note: if you have not seen It’s a Wonderful Life, none of what I just wrote will make sense.)