How Two Beings Connected Over a Mammogram Quail

This is a story about my painting, titled Mammogram Quail.

This is an uplifting story about art and my first mammogram.

I was fairly nervous when I got to my appointment.

To lighten things up I showed the front desk woman a photo of the “Mammogram Quail” I painted and she started chuckling.

Then another patient in the waiting room wanted to see it so I showed her and she started giggling.

I showed my radiology tech the mammogram quail and we got into a lovely conversation about art.

Turns out she had been an art major but got busy with children and work and stopped painting.

But just a week ago she decided to start painting again.

At the end, she purchased a copy of the painting as a retirement gift for her boss!

Anyways, I enjoyed how art transformed a not-so-fun procedure to connection with others.

Plus I made back my co-pay!


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