And I wondered how many Artists are Cleaners?

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And I wondered how many Artists are Cleaners?  Lynda Gray


Our cleaner told me she was an artist once,

And I said. “What do you mean once?”

I said, “Why don’t you go down to the art shop

and buy some canvases and paint?”

Then she said, “I would but something is stopping me.”

I said, “Is it perfectionism?”

She said, “Yes I need to be perfect.”

I said, “Who taught you that? Was it the school system?”

She said, “Yes, with a tear in her eye.”

My sister was the academic one and I was the dumb one

who could only draw and dance,

My daughter’s a professional dancer you know.

And I wondered how many cleaners are artists?


They told me at school I was a failure because I wasn’t academic.

But I was the best artist in school,

All I wanted to do was draw and paint.

They still have some of my paintings you know.

I said, “You know every person who talks about success

said they made many mistakes.”

She stared at me not understanding the same old ‘academic’

narrow system she had been in.

She said, “She cleaned for a teacher who painted and she had

canvases all over her house.”

I made her promise me she would buy some canvases and paint.

She said, “Her sister became a teacher, but she was the dumb one

who could only paint!”

So she’s a cleaner who doesn’t paint,

and her sisters teaching the next generation of Artists that

they’re dumb. Perhaps!

Because there not academic, they just want to paint.

And I wondered how many artists are cleaners?



A Change of Heart – Medical Romance – Lovely Reviews – Lynda Gray

It is so lovely when readers leave 5 star reviews of your books. It makes all the hard, but fun work worth it.

Here are two I received recently:
By Lindsey on August 19, 2015
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Usually I’m not a big fan of medical romances, but I definitely make an exception for this one. Not only were the characters dynamic and easy to relate to, but the author managed to combine just the right amount of drama and romance. I also found the plot of this read was wildly refreshing and not at all predictable–unlike most romances in this genre. Overall, I highly recommend this one. It’s a real breath of fresh air!

A Beautiful Book
By danielle anna on August 20, 2015 Format: Paperback

Lynda is blessed with a gift for writing heart warming stories. She has a wonderful imagination. This book captivates the heart of anyone who reads it. I love the story. Her writing is very uplifting and romantic. I started reading this and had to keep reading until I finished. It was that kind of book. It definitely takes the mind to a nice place. All the books by this author are a pleasant experience. Love the cover design too. This is a beautiful book.

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