I made an ugly painting.
I was not happy with the colors and the shading.
The lines were too thick.
The proportions were off.
The paper had a wrinkle
The paint had a smudge in the right corner
No one will ever want this painting.
But I put it in a frame
And I put it up for sale
Just in case.
And it sat in a corner for days.
And it sat in a corner for weeks.
And it sat in a corner for months.
Someone saw it and said
This is beautiful
I want this in my home
And I sold a painting
That I thought was ugly.
I remembered all the times I looked in the mirror and saw myself
An ugly painting in a corner
And I finally realized
Maybe I am not an ugly painting.
Maybe I’m just waiting for the right customer.