Above is a photo of a portrait of me from 2012, drawn by my friend George*. I was in the hospital at the time and he came to visit me. He is also an artist, largely working in painting and drawing. We sat across from each other and drew whatever we wanted as we talked to each other and then swapped at the end of his visit. Although it was just a quick sketch, I love that he captured my eyes and how bundled I was. It was so cold in the hospital, I often walked around with layers of clothing on revealing only my eyes and hands.
*Name has been changed to protect the person’s identity