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Posted on May 19, 2022 by Christine Crosby in GRAND Brag, grandchild, grandparent, Lucille Cortese

GRAND Brag – My Dearest Grandchild

Dearest Grandchild

By: Lucille Cortese 

An infinite canvas arrived the day of your birth

blank, white, awaiting the artistry of your hands

Incorporate the primary colors of your pallet

genetics, place of birth, ancestral heritage

Add to these the secondary pastels of growing up

education, experiences, interactions with others

Blend and pour a lifetime of multicolor hues

character, ethics, respect, understanding, wisdom

Balance your life painting with tints of light

faith and love


joy and success

Shade your picture with the texture of darkness

trial and error  

tears and hurt

discernment and sorrow

Explore the entire spectrum of abilities and possibilities

Aim for the highest vertical and widest horizontal

Discover your talents

Find your passion

Live and grow, laugh and cry with contrasting intensity

Mix and match your pigments, endless, ever evolving

awash with the never-ending textures that you alone choose

Utilize every medium from fading watercolors to permanent oils

Let not the easel, brushes or paints limit your imagination

Know  that you are the creator of your destiny

master artist of your extraordinary existence

Paint your life mural, a collage uniquely yours

Celebrate the rainbow that completes your canvas

Allow me to observe



love unconditionally

and forever to bask in the masterpiece that is



The author, who makes her home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, recently submitted this GRAND Brag. It’s a poem that she gave to each of  her three grandkids with a picture of the child and her. She framed it and gave it to them for Christmas. It’s their Mema Lucy treasure.

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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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