Age 14 • Dublin

Longing, Wishing, Hoping

I have drawn an elderly woman, like my Gran, in a nursing home looking out at the lush, beautiful world. I have drawn her and the inside of the nursing home grey and sad; I have drawn the outside world beautiful and colourful. She is sad to be stuck inside, and scared to have to wear a mask, so she is gazing longingly at the outdoor beauty wishing for normality. Older people can feel very isolated in their grey, monotone world and cut-off from the beautiful, colourful world outside.

'Longing, Wishing, Hoping' by Emily (14) from Dublin

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