The Despairing Child by L. Martel

The Despairing Child is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas painted  sometime in the 1980’s. When I saw the little boy from Aleppo, Oman Daqneesh, sitting in that chair wiping the blood from his face it brought this painting to mind. It is always the children who suffer.

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54 thoughts on “The Despairing Child by L. Martel

  1. Bonjour SWO Tristesse

    Mes vacances sont terminées

    Je viens faire un petit passage dans ton univers

    Mais avant je veux te dire que

    Tes petits messages sont comme la flamme d’un feu de bois

    Qui dans mon cœur , me mets de la joie

    Ton amitié est une étoile qui brille dans le ciel

    Elle est éternelle

    Passe une très bonne et belle journée

    Gros bisous Bernard.

    Je remercie tous ceux et toutes celles qui sont passées sur mon blog pendant le période de mes vacances

    J’espère que toi aussi tu as passé un bon mois d’aout et que tu es en pleine forme

    Bisous Bernard

    Passe une très belle journée

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  2. Beautiful and heart-rending painting Leslie. Each time I see a new image of a bloodied and limp child I despair more. Even those adults who don’t have children of their own once were children. It’s our universal experience and I struggle to understand how anyone could detonate a bomb or pull a trigger that could harm the people we all once were.

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  3. Do you remember the circumstances when you painted this, Leslie? These tragedies have become commonplace these days, unfortunately, but back in the 80’s it was rare, I think, to see such confronting images in the news.

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  4. That picture although painted a long time ago, it does reflect the state of children in our world today. Like you when I saw that image of the five year old from Alepo wiping blood from his head I wondered what was going on in his little mind. I wondered if Asad and Putting would go to bed at peace with themselves knowing that their actions are inflicting such pain of defenceless children. No child should be subjected to that kind of suffering. Thank you for sharing that painting it reminds all of us that we have a responsibility to keep children safe.

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  5. We were given a beautiful heart, enough for all, and we cannot but ruin it and kill each other. As Jesus said, “No man is good.” Not that all or even most of us want to kill each other off, but we don’t seem to be changing the minds of those that do.

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  6. Bonjour SWO

    je passe comme promis sur ton joli blog

    Je te dépose un rayon de lumière

    tendresse et bonheur

    Ton blog j’aime le feuilleté lire tes écris , tes poèmes tes montages ou autres toujours un énorme plaisir de découvrir tes nouveautés

    Passe une très belle journée que ce soit en famille enfants ou entre amis

    Bisous amitié

    Bernard

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  7. Coucou Mon AMIE LESLIE

    Je viens te chanter la ballade des bisous
    je viens faire une ballade des bisous

    Pour te montrer que je ne t’oublie pas

    1)Mon premier sera un bisou tout rond
    Juste sur le front

    2)Mon deuxième sera un bisou tous doux
    Sur les deux joues

    3)Mon troisième sera bisou délicieux
    Sur tes deux yeux

    4)Mon quatrième sera un bisou fripon
    Sur ton menton

    5)Rien de plus beau que de recevoir quelques bisous

    Bisousbisous

    Je pense que tu auras appréciée (é)

    J’aime plaisanter ne soit pas vexée (é)
    Pour que ta journée soit belle et resplendissante bon Week-End

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