The Ear Ache Shower Crayon

Crayon on shower wall–temporary piece

Today, while beginning a detailed piece, my ears, and the whole side of my face, began to ache. The pressure had been building all week last week, but I had kept it at bay.

As I shuffled to the dinner table, the ache in my ear taking over my senses, my mom wondered why I wasn’t taking a much-needed break. And my parents urging me to rest, to take care of my sick self, inspired me to put down my paintbrushes in favor of crayons.

Like a child, I joyously drew on the shower wall. And, for a time, I forgot just how much my ears hurt.