Writer paints magical picture of his art-loving todler

Once upon a time, at a gallery in Banff, Alberta, I saw a painting of a young boy standing in front of a large canvas. I couldn’t take my eyes of that mesmerized little person, the painter’s son. I don’t remember the artist’s name or the title of the work, but I do remember how that painting touched me, and I still have a ton of regret for not buying it. Today I read a recent Ottawa Citizen article, a part of which reminded me of that special painting. David Reevely, a Citizen writer and blogger, shared a magical 40-minute “moment” with his art-loving two-year-old son during their visit to the National Gallery of Canada. Even Dickens can’t offer you a sweeter story this Christmas.