Inspiration by Tanya Torres
Gouache on paper
11" x 15"
(Thoughts submitted to the Southern Connecticut State University, requested for their Annual Women's Studies Conference: "Women and Labor: At Home, At Work, Around the Globe.")
A Woman's Labor
A moment before beginning her daily labor, a woman closes her eyes, listens to all that surrounds her, and welcomes into her heart the strength to begin. It may be called inspiration, because she trusts that what arrives into her mind is the true voice of that invisible life that helps her go on. She trusts that her work will offer the world all that she needs to give and receive. Her hands, her mind and her heart are ready to begin, once again.