I don’t often get to paint murals that elicit sighs of pleasure from viewers. When Dr. Hardy Murphy, the superintendent of my local school district, saw my Evanston 2020 mural, he remembered a large overhead wall in the lobby of the District headquarters. He commissioned me to do a mural he named “Into the Light” featuring five toddlers walking out of a dark forest. The mural was such a crowd pleaser, he then asked me to paint “Childhood in Evanston,” which ran along a band two feet tall below the window encircling the other walls of the lobby. The mural started with dawn and Spring at one end and proceeded through the seasons, ending with dawn of the following day, with Evanston kids and icons interacting throughout. The plot from back at the Custer Street Fair had been successful.