bemusing musings of a bewildered brush-wielder



At 5:03 a.m., March 11, Evan Dever McEvoy was born. Margaret is in great health, and Evan smiles an unusual amount.

For such an overdue baby (eleven days), the delivery went very quickly.  We checked into the hospital at 1:30 in the morning, and three and a half hours later Evan came into the world.  And now I sit in Stony Brook hospital, Evan in Margaret’s arms, watching a rain storm move across the tops of the trees.  I am so content as I write this, I can’t describe.  Light reveals and darkness obscures, but as you’ll see in this drawing, we need both the anxiety of suspense, dark, and the relief of satisfaction, light, to appreciate our world.  It’s as if Evan knew that the only way to create a climax is to keep the viewer in suspense.

Evan, pencil on handmade paper, 8.5″ x 11″


6 responses

  1. Bill Leet

    Congratulations and welcome to the emergent McEvoy! May his growth be strong and true.

    March 13, 2010 at 2:37 am

  2. How wonderful! Congratulations to Margaret, Liam, and you. Evan looks just like you.

    March 13, 2010 at 3:18 am

  3. sean

    Aw, look! He’s got his dad’s punctuality!

    March 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    • I don’t have time to leave a witty response, I’ll get around to it in the next few weeks

      March 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm

  4. Florence Dallari

    Another beautiful addition to the McEvoy family. You are all blessed.

    March 15, 2010 at 7:45 am

  5. Ben


    that drawing is really fine. Stay well!

    March 17, 2010 at 4:23 am

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