Back in January when the Chronicle Herald ran this article on me and the Peru Through the Lens trip, a lovely lady named Carol got in touch because she was taken by the photo of the mom and baby that had accompanied the article. Carol contacted me to ask my permission to use the photo as inspiration for a drawing of the little girl and that she would like me to take it to Peru this year to give to the family, if possible.
A few months passed and honestly, I had forgotten about the conversation all together. My phone rang one afternoon and Carol explained that she had the photo and if it wasn’t too late, that she would still like me to take it to Peru.
How could I say no?
I stopped by Carol’s place about two hours before leaving for the airport on April 5th to pick up the gift to take. I had no idea what I would be getting, other than it was a sketch, inspired by a photo that I had taken. I picked up this lovely drawing of baby Melissa Solome and I can’t wait to hand deliver it to the family in Ccaccaccollo. They were my home stay family last year, so I hope they remember me and hopefully they appreciate this lovely little sketch.
People in the world really are kind … such a beautiful gift.