I painted for four hours this evening in the Chapel and feel as though there is real progress being made. I met two women after Mass, one who spent about an hour with me in prayer and the other who simply affirmed the project, the ideas and expressed warm gratitude. I was very happy about the contact.
The choir was practising in the church while I painted. I loved hearing the music and sang along for the most part, all the while reaching hard-to-reach-places on the high ladder. A group of young and interested children visited again and again, watching the progress and entering in wonderful conversations. This gave me the opportunity to share some of what I was doing. Small Maria added her name in gold, while the others signed the handwritten journal I have been keeping.