This beautiful painting is by Jimmy Lawlor and captures a moment of magic. So many questions are raised by this scene.
What here is real, and what imagined? If dreamt, what does it represent? Has this boy been abandoned, or is he on his way somewhere? Why are all the other boats empty?
To me there is a reminder here of the refugees currently spilling from Syria across Europe, but that’s just my interpretation.
Weave together your own invented answers into a work of fiction, and see if you can create a reflection in words.
If you write or create something prompted by this, please send an email to Judy(at)socket creative.com to let me know. With your permission, I’ll publish it on SkyLightRain.com.