I Wuz Just Thinking: HIS Sun Rays and Sand.

I went from a tear to a smile, watching the girls taking handfuls of sand and pouring them onto their wet paintings.

Many years ago…about 66 years I’m guessing…I was in Brownie Scouts and attended the Girl Scout Camp near Athens, Texas.

One day, we little campers were given a sheet of white paper and some paints to be creative.  It was instructed that there was only enough paper for one sheet per camper.

I work most things very quickly, and that day was no exception.  It was easy for me to see what I wanted to paint by just looking around at the sight of green grassy areas, the sand beneath our feet, the hiking trail, and the tall pine trees.

Betty Mahurin Baker

Within minutes my painting was complete while some of the Brownies were still pondering what to paint by sneaking a peek over someone else’s shoulder.

As I sat there patiently waiting for my art to dry, a gust of wind swept by and lifted my paper and did semi-circles in the air before coming to rest…paint side down, onto the sand.

I rushed to it and saw all that sand stuck to my wet painting.  I tried to wipe it off but it would not release without tearing the paper.  I looked toward the Counselors, but they were helping the other girls.  I was about to cry because I knew there was no more paper.

I would not be able to start again.

Holding the paper up to look at the damage, the sun-light hit it just right, and all the girls came running over I thought they wanted to comfort me. But no, they were aghast at how my picture glistened like diamonds in the sun-rays.

They were so excited and asked me how I did it. They wanted their paintings to be pretty like mine.

I went from a tear to a smile, watching the girls taking handfuls of sand and pouring them onto their wet paintings.

I remember this Sunday and I remembered then.

My painting was HIS sun rays and sand.

I Wuz Just Thinking.

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