Remembering to focus on the acts of kindness, rather than the acts of terror.

Lean on me | 8″ x 6″ | Oil | CJK

In the course of the recent tragedy in Boston, I was struck by the story of a young girl helped from the blast. She later appealed to the stranger, a young man to come forward so she could thank him personally from her hospital bed.

As I was going about my daily life sorting some recent paintings, Lean on Me, from the classic Bill Withers song crossed my mind and I remembered the story of the young girl and I liked the way the title “Lean on me” and the message of that phrase sounded with this vulnerable little painting.

It reminded me to focus on the acts of kindness rather than the acts of terror.

When we are at our most vulnerable….. well –Bill Withers puts it rather well!

Bill Withers
Lean On Me

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on