I am visiting his office after a long time.
The room looks cleaner and beautiful.
There is a new painting on the wall.
It is enchanting.
He is happy to note that it has attracted my attention.
I ask him about the painting.
For half an hour he elaborates – the artist, the other paintings, and the exhibition.
With love, with enthusiasm that is uncharacteristic of him.
I keep on wondering.
If he likes the painting so much, why is it at his back?
Is it a process that helps to show him in a different light?
Is he ‘Painting’ himself?
(This is a Drabble.)