Saturday, July 21, 2012

Vita brevis, ars longa

Roughly this means that no matter what this short and hard life throws at you, there's always art.

Very difficult week here,  serious illness of close relative in the UK, got the news a few days back.  Then this morning the news that he died during the night.

And amid this, someone collided with my car, nobody injured, car not so good, dealings with insurance and police, so nerves are not so good either. 

Please do whatever you do when there's a death.  Vibes, prayers, good thoughts, especially for his widow.  I walk the labyrinth and have done this week, will do it again.

Meanwhile, taking my mind off for a few minutes, my son came over to give me some company today, and seized the moment to take pix of me in the studio working on a big paper piece which may be exhibited in September if I like it enough

Hard to see ahead that far at the moment.


Vicki Holdwick said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles and am sending positive energy both to you and to your kin in the UK.

Nice to see a photo of you and can't wait to see what it is you are doing there.


Jane said...

Thinking of you Boud - and glad you can make your wonderful art in the midst of all the mix that makes up life and death. Look forward to the rest of the paper project, and glad you had some company today too.

Isabelle said...

Sorry for these bad news, Boud. Toutes mes pensées pour vous, en espérant que de meilleurs jours vous attendent.

Tatiana L.Sougakova said...

Liz,I am sorry to hear about that. I am glad your art is there for you.

Minimiss said...

I was wondering when we would see more of your paper project. You have me intrigued again. Peace my friend.

Kitty said...

I walked a labyrinth today with you and your family in mind.

Boud said...

Thank you all so much. Kitty, I think I know which labyrinth! I walked again today, and got the gift of a perfect cicada. Newly dead,lying peacefully on my path, so he came with me, and when I went out to the local Preserve, I showed it to a naturalist. She noted how perfect and undamaged it was, wonderful specimen, and I gave it to her for their collection, to show kids at camp.

The labyrinth always yields something, helpful directions or physical objects or both. Today it was both.

Dan Kent said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have heard several tragic stories of late, and yours is not the first where it happened in pairs. I feel for you - the suddenness of it and the inability even to see your relative, must have been hard. You will be in my thoughts.