Erica Pepin
What is Beautiful

When Monet painted the Water Lilies, people said “We seem to be present at one of the first hours in the

birth of the world.”

Up close, you see that it’s cracked, scratched and smudged. It reminds you of looking at that art book

with your mother. There was a painting she couldn’t identify and as she flipped the pages back and forth

she said, “This seems wrong.”

Now you almost cry because you miss her and you know you’ll never create anything - anything

that beautiful.