I think they were praying
for their dads, moms, brothers
and sisters. I think somebody
was praying for his mother
because she died. There are
white walls. The paintings are blue, black,
brown, and dark blue. The ceiling is
rough like the cement on the streets.
One painting looks likes clouds.
There is a train in another.
There is a cemetery. There are
six people burying someone.
I think the cemetery represents
where the artist that painted
these pictures died.
-by Eliseo, 3rd grade
Happy 109th Birthday to Mark Rothko! Our Writing at the Menil Program and the students who have walked through the Rothko Chapel have been continually inspired.