I looked at the marks on the paper on Jon’s desk. A watercolor for sure, someone was practicing making the painting a snake. The heavy red-spotted underbelly.
But I know Jon isn’t painting in his study. And I know he cut his finger yesterday. Is this blood I asked him, It’s beautiful, can I have it?
How could something that to me looks so intentional be so unintentional. Jon was just trying to stop the pinprick bleeding, but to me, theses marks are little works of art. Something I might copy and use, or be inspired by at the very least.