The Painted Mara
Frank, an artist, recently paralyzed, lives in despair. He falls in love with his home health aide, Tara, but doesn’t think she could want him. Rather than remain in a reality he perceives as hopeless, Frank chooses to escape it by drinking an elixir that takes him to the Painted World, where he is whole again and loved by the beautiful Painted Mara. When Frank realizes that he and Tara can be together, he decides to throw away the elixir and accept himself and life as they really are. He is willing to let go of his fantasy, but, is his fantasy willing to let go of him?