I thank you all for your loving and caring comments and support on yesterday's post. I did not answer each one of you individually, except for in my mind and heart. Human Being thank you for the poem. Lovely. For whomever asked, my son will be 40 in a few weeks. I visited him yesterday. He is of course still in a state of shock. He did find out he can stay in the apartment at least one more month. It is a subsidized apartment and apparently he too signed the lease. So that is a relief to me. He has a little black kitty, Minerva, to keep him company.
As for me, I think back on my times with R. We met in San Francisco, so romantic and "hip." We had happy times and sad times as everyone does. He was a highly talented sculptor and sensitive in so many ways. Until two years ago, he and my son were living in Missouri, R.'s home state. R got to see his two grandchildren, his daughter from another marriage's kids. He got to be surrounded by two ex-wives and another caring relative. My son and his half-sister were with him when he died. In Missouri, my son would have been all alone at this time. Now he is surrounded by me, who happened to be nearby due to taking care of Mom, and by his half-sister and her half-brother who my son calls his brother. Plus C. R's other ex-wife (who my son thinks of as "Mom"). Complicated isnt it. But as they say "it takes a village." And I believe this is true.
Please send prayers to Marianne in the Netherlands whose Dad died yesterday. Blessings and prayers to you Marianne.
Photo: the gold page adjacent to the previous shown silver page. Gold leaf, glitter, pressed leaves, layers of gloss acrylic medium