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.