Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Lady in Waiting"

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She was sitting directly across from me in the doctor's office. I couldn't help wonder why she was here. Hopefully it was nothing serious, still you never know: maybe she was back after an MRI, for consultation and the news wasn't going to be good; maybe she has a life-threatening disease and it isn't responding to the meds like she and her doctor had hoped; maybe she was pregnant - no, not young enough -.

The longer she sat there the more serious I began thinking her problem. She sat very still, deep in thought; she didn't turn the pages of the magazine but stared at one page for a very long time. I thought maybe she knows I am sketching her and she's secretly posing for me. I thought maybe she's in serious pain, but doesn't want to show it.

Soon a young nurse stepped into the room and asked for Mr. So-and-So's wife. She got up and disappeared into the labyrinth of rooms and hallways.

8 comments:

  1. very good expression, and i like the style of it :)

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  2. Well, she certainly does look like she's deep in thought. I think you captured her mood very well. nancy

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  3. Me thinks it's news no one wants when she does not turn the page...good sketch for sure Winna

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  4. Which ever it was...thank goodness cause you did a wonderful job of her!

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  5. She seems to be reading something.. Nice capture of expression..

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  6. Great Expression on her whole entire body!

    Lynn

    www.lynnloganroselli.com
    www.flickr.com/photos/lynnloganroselli

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  7. Great job...excellent expression...now, you've got me thinking about what could have been the problem. I know I've sat in doctor's offices before just staring at a page.

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