We had previously left Madeleine asleep on her couch, surrounded by her toys in her parents' living room.
Her sleeping must have been very light though, because somewhere in the middle of it (or at the end - you cant really tell time apart when you are sleeping) she could hear soft splashes of water, and so she opened her eyes, and looked around her.
Wonders Ahead, acrylics on canvas, 10 x 12 in.
She was sitting, she found, on the back of a beautiful and very regal-looking swan, who must have been a very special kind of swan indeed, to be able to carry her...(or maybe I have shrunk somehow, and am much lighter now, though Madeleine, reasonably)
They were in a vast lake, for Madeleine turned back to see where they had departed from, but could not see the shore in either direction, but the swan's movement was so gentle and reassuring, that she didn't panic or felt the need to ask him where they were going.
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, mine was relieving as my knee stopped hurting (finally!). Thank you all for your get well wishes!