Friday, October 13, 2006

G is for Gentle


I am embarrassed to say that I do not even know this lady's first name. Or her last, for that matter.

Yet I have known her for years.

For weeks at a time, Miss G takes care of us, in a manner of speaking. Calm and cool, never ruffled, tending to her job with a quick nod of her head, efficient and matter-of-fact. Shy smiles will skate quickly across her face and when you get a laugh or a giggle out of Miss G, it just about makes your day.

If you see her, ask her about the noni plant and it's cure-all juice. Or to tell you about the long-legged bird that hunts down the land crabs dem - she does a wicked impression of their stalking gait. Or ask her to put on "the Miss G Mix" on the sound system, pull up a chair and relax alongside her as the sun goes down.

A truly gentle way to end your day.........

6 comments:

Gramercy Galleria said...

Your art is beautiful. I like your foliage and landscapes, but it is your lovely, LOVELY faces that capture me. What a gift!!!!

bj said...

Yes, VHM, you have captured Miss G to a tee! Gentle, that's Miss G, and the look in her eyes says it all. Keep those paintings and comments coming. You make my day, Night Shift!

Anonymous said...

I remember Miss "G" only too well myself. Now you must do one of "Lilly".

Mary said...

I have been impressed by your art in the DPB and I feel honored for your comment on my blog.

william wray said...

I like your Caribbean flavor and you little stories. I know you like the portrait, but I'd love to see you pull the camera back a bit and show some of the environment you describe so well.

Anonymous said...

I still cannot get over the "eyes". It is really true about their being the window to the soul. And I really like your accompanying stories. Keep on painting and writing!