Hello dear blog friends. I will have some artworks completed soon to post here. But for today I refer you to this amazing display of cut out paper flowers and leaves from another blog. They are in shop windows in Paris. Magical. Andrea, maybe you can go look at them in person???
I finished reading the novel The Cry of the Dove by Fadia Faqir. It is about a Bedouin girl who runs away from her tribe upon becoming pregnant out of wedlock. Otherwise her brother would kill her re: the honor of the tribe. She ends up in England and I think her attempts to integrate in English society are quite well drawn. I will say no more lest I spoil the story. I thought it well written except for the end which I felt came out of a sort of "agenda" of the author.
My SIL will no longer go upstairs to bed. The stairs are very steep and difficult. So they moved her larger bed downstairs.
Mom is so cute. She comes into my studio only a few steps and she whispers, "I just wondered what you were doing." Her eyes are aglow yet she really doesn't look at things closely, just in wonderment as if she were a three year old looking at the gifts under a Christmas tree. It is so funny that she has turned cute and sweet as for most of my life my view of her was as a mean, controlling woman. She was mean not just to me, but to other people. She insisted that things be her way. But maybe all the illnesses and Dad's death and SIL's early path to demise has softened her insistence on having life be her way. After all, life has its say in the matter too.
I must drive down to the oceanside where I used to live to remove some of my furniture from my friend A's rental. He will soon move. For some reason I am reluctant to do this. Well, I don't like to drive in the winter, is one fear. Also I do so love that oceanside area where I lived for 30 years. I won't want to return to the frigid north.
His move will change things for me, as up to this point I have kept my residency in Massachusetts, using his address where I too lived until October. Now I will have no residence there. I viewed my stay here in the mountainside state as temporary to help out with Mom because my SIL was ill.
Now perhaps I need to redefine my purpose and self. I still think of being in the north as temporary, but for legal purposes such as car registration etc. I think I need to "move." No? I will then lose my health insurance however as I have it via the state.
Sigh. I know these issues are minor. "Don't sweat the small stuff," is a Shambala Meditation saying. Although I do like to sweat. Still..........time to look at a Tolle video methinks.