She Was Told

“Wait quietly. Soon your mother will come.”
The concierge has disappeared into her cubicle.

Slowly, other children’s voices have tapered down. The afternoon has sunk into night.

The concierge has forgotten to light up the hall, and it doesn’t matter.

It must be very late. She has closed her eyes.

Toti O'Brien is the Italian accordionist with the Irish last name. She lives, writes, plays, and paints in a very small house, under an oversized grapefruit tree. Hopefully the tree will hold, in case of strong winds. Otherwise, all of her 3D work—and herself—will be flattened out.

You can see more of her work in 50/50 and 3.4 and 4.1