Thursday, March 02, 2023

My workspace

 Here is a video of my workspace.  Just getting the video done was a task for me.  Will write more later

Monday, January 30, 2023

The old woman remembers

 Things happen as we age we hadn’t factored into our “old age” plan, if we even had one. Those unpredictable life events that, when younger and full of energy, we plowed through, discarded or resolved. Now, in the last quarter of our life, we may have to turn their resolution over to others. Unfortunately, in our commerce-oriented society, money is the bottom line for quality care. Some elders have family members who will care for them regardless of financial rewards. But many do not, having no spouse, no children or siblings. I can only hope, should I become diseased or disabled, that my son will help me. We do not revere and respect elders. Not true of everyone, but in general. Yet we elders hold many years of life experienced to reflect on, tell stories about which might, in quiet ways, inspire those who are still in the fray. Often, we listen well. But what do we do? We separate our elders from their beloved pets, homes and familiar surroundings. Shut them away in institutional, impersonal boxes. Yes, they are provided with meals, socialization, artificial though it is. Possibly some nursing care. There must be some better option, more joyful and useful to both elder and caregiver I have no answers. As an elder myself I know I can’t take over the care of another. Each day I do my best to care for me. Cook my meals, wash my clothes, clean the kitty litter. But there may come a time when I can no longer complete these tasks. And that is the stuff of nightmares. Or at least of questions I cannot answer, plan for or resolve ahead of time. I can’t predict what lies ahead for me other than possible illness and certain death. And there is no cure for that. I will join the many who have lived and died, wherever they are. I will be past, rather than present or future. See you there. *\

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Hello again in 2023

 Trying to familiarize myself with blogger after many years.  My flibbity gibbit focus makes it hard along with Miso the cat jumping onto my keyboard.  What to do this year artwise.  Or best to say, this January.  Will have to figure out how to add a photo.  Its like it is all new to me.  Blessings to you all.  Maddie   A watercolor.  I am new at watercolor