IN APRIL 2019, I WAS HONORED TO BE INVITED TO MELLON MIDDLE SCHOOL IN MT. LEBANON TO SPEAK TO THE 6th GRADE CREATIVE WRITING CLASS. THEY VIEWED MY ARTWORK AT THE MT. LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ASKED THEIR TEACHER TO INVITE ME TO EXPLAIN TO THEM HOW, WITH VISION LOSS, I AM ABLE TO PAINT.  THE STUDENTS THEN PRESENTED ME WITH A COLLECTION OF POETRY THEY WROTE ABOUT MY PAINTINGS. I WAS SO IMPRESSED BY THEIR CREATIVITY THAT I ASKED AND WAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO PUBLISH SOME OF THEIR POETRY ON MY WEBSITE.