We start our lives as a blank canvas. It's our diverse experiences that add color and definition to our painting. Gerald's world was often harsh and challenging. Feelings of loneliness and isolation were normal for him. The people in his life didn't understand him and as a result, often ignored him, or refused to make time for him. However, the nature that surrounded Gerald inspired the most sympathetic and caring young child you could ever know. It was Gerald's love of the world's creatures and all of its beauty that enabled the magic of his painting to come to life. The personal growth and the steps Gerald took to protect his creation is what truly made him exceptional.
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