Song: The Greatest
"Emma what are you drawing?"
"Oh miss Mills" the blonde stutters shyly
"Show me Emma"
"It's not that good" she says pushing up her glasses a bit and I stare at the piece of art created by my student
I stay quiet for a long moment just taking the wonderful piece of art in
"What inspired you? Why the tree roots in the heart?"
"It's dark I think. It's where your roots are from and it'll help you grow or something I don't know about art miss Mills"
I smile at my student proudly
"It is dark Emma. You don't need to explain art. Art never has to be explained to be the greatest"
"You draw what you feel I mean if I had to draw a picture of myself, it'd be a scribble with fangs"
She chuckles softly
"Yes miss Mills?"
"You're free to be the greatest"
The next morning when I entered the classroom, I was surprised to find Emma already busy drawing
She looked lost in her art and music she was listening to
"Morning Emma. You're early" I say with a smile
She grabs my arm and drags me over to her new work
"Miss Mills I want to show you something"
"Wow Emma it's-"
"I understand what it means now. The painting of yesterday and this one" she exclaims excitedly
I smile widely
"The girl... She had darkness inside of her but her heart was still pure. She believed she couldn't be anything until she found light in her soul and her pure heart. This painting" she says pointing to her new work "shows the darkness leaving the girl. She found herself again and she thrives to be the greatest" she mumbles out
A single tear falls down my cheek
"It's beautiful Emma. How the girl found her light; it's truly beautiful. I've never seen such beautiful art with such deep meaning and I know artist draw what they feel and this is just... wow.I'm proud of you Emma"
She smiles at me
"Thank you miss Mills"
I know nothing of art or anything but I tried (and failed)
Also this song gives me so much inspiration yes it was only released today and yes IT'S ON REPEAT