FILM QUOTE: Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.”
– Good Will Hunting
“Art is for art’s sake, who cares about what you like! You must create something that hits that magic cord inside the collective soul of the world!” shouted the art teacher as she looked at Gabriel’s painting, “What is this supposed to mean…it says nothing to me!”
Gabriel felt devastated. The picture she’d painted had been done with acrylics using a natural sponge to put the color onto a black back-ground.
“It’s just something I liked doing, I like the colors, I like the technique.” she replied in a low voice.
“Well you may like it, but it isn’t art.” the teacher said as she stompted away.
Larry looked at Gabriel and then he looked at the picture she’d done.
“You know Gabby, this is really beautiful to look at. It reminds me of a voyage through space and time. I like how the colors contrast here and here. And the black background pulls all the colors out so beautifully. Don’t worry about old Ms Greyheart, remember, if you can’t make art, teach it.” he winked at her. “Why don’t we go over to my place and you can show me how you did this…it’s fantastic! I want to see what Greyheart has to say when I do one!” Larry was Ms Greyheart’s pet student.
Gabriel and Larry got together that evening and they each worked on their paintings which they were to present the next day in class.
“Now,” said Larry “We’ll do an experiment. I’ll present your painting as mine and you present mine as yours. Let’s see what happens.”
In class the next morning Ms Greyheart gushed and nearly swooned over “Larry’s” painting but when she came to Gabriel’s work, she harrangued her once again for the poor effort she’d done. Gabriel nearly laughed in the teacher’s face.
“See…don’t worry about that old fart. You’ve go talent to sell!”
unseeing her talents
except from his eyes
Written for Haibun Thought – Film Quote