I am Pingo. I was born. I grew up in the sun.
Then. I died in the dark. A horrible death.
Now. I climb out of the dark. Reclaim the sun.
I am here to bear witness. You can be reborn.
No one knows who I am. I am afraid.
Of dreams in the night. Of noise in the day.
Little by little, I breathe again.
Little by little, I come out to play.
Art is my salve. Paint, my salvation.
I paint colors. Dark colors of fear.
Bright colors of hope. And of love.
Love for myself. Love for the world.
I am a mariposa. Come with me.