I love Haitian art and have since I spent some time in Haiti in the mid 1980's volunteering in medical clinics. On my first trip I acquired two paintings in Port Au Prince that I love and have hanging in my hall way.
That's why I've been intrigued by a blog titled Artists For Hope. Go to their blog and check out Week # 6. It will bring tears to your eyes.
My Haitian "son" who is in his 40's now just e-mailed me to tell me he will be in our state soon. I look forward to seeing him. I remember him as a gangly teenager with swollen ankles. He was orphaned and lived with an aunt in a one room shack in the capitol city. Several of us supported him financially over the years in hopes that he would find a better life.
Now he's a 41 year old author and college graduate who taught high school in Jamaica for many years. He currently resides in California.
The smallest seed in the world belongs to the orchid. A reminder that the smallest seed will not only come to fruition but will often produce great beauty. Much like the little girls in Week # 6. Much like the gangly orphan.
"Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow - perhaps it all will."
Albert was right.