We became friends at the Hotel Macdonald. She comes out to watch me regularly with her friend and daughter. She is always smiling and has wonderful stories. It has been really nice getting to know her this past year.
She had just lost a tooth but she could do nothing about it until the long weekend was over. She decided to post a picture of herself on Thanksgiving saying all the things she is thankful for smiling away with her missing tooth. And you know what? It was such a beautiful smile, you could hardly even notice she had a tooth missing. Her son messaged her that morning and said, “Keep doing what you do and don’t worry so much about appearance.”
Her spirit came through in her eyes, so I told her, “Beautiful smile. All teeth or missing teeth. The smile is really in your eyes.”
Acrylics on canvas
Painting and all art images © Giselle Denis Fine Artist