So many countless times I have been asked to draw a picture. sometimes it can be anything and sometimes it's specific, like a portrait. For the longest time I told everyone 'I can't draw to save my life'
At those times I never realized that I could. Just not in the way they wanted. It took a while for me to see that though I could not do it with the swirls of a pencil, I could do it. Not with lines of free movement but with words. . .
I could not only draw them a picture but give them an emotion. Make them feel something with every detail. I could make a picture worth more than a thousand words! Now when people ask me if I can draw. . .I tell them 'You bet I can. . . just not in the way you meant.' (I typically get weird looks and raised eyebrows but people laugh all the same when I tell them what I mean)