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Well, it’s been a hell of a month.

06 Oct

It all started when my 37-year-old daughter sent me an email saying she had cancer damn near everywhere, and was in the Waukesha Memorial Hospital (what does it memorialise? Waukesha?). Well, frankly, things don't look too damned good, and I think that if she survives, it will be more by her will than by good medicine. It had gone on for some time undetected, and was (is) pretty well established. If she dies, I will, of course, be heartbroken, but the test is not of me; it is of her. Her karma calls for her to fight for her life, and if she fights, she wins, whether she lives or dies. Another instance of the journey being more important than the destination.

I know that sounds wacko; I believe some very queer things, indeed … a card-carrying member of the Lunatic Fringe.

And, in a short conversation with PainterWoman, I was suddenly struck with the thought of posting pictures of some of my old handmade artwork, not my photos just yet … still trying to figure out a way to theft-proof them, so my Scottish Lassie will not explode. She wants me to put them into stock-photo agencies, but I haven't figured out how, yet. And all the turmoil of getting this new machine and getting everything set "just so", plus my daughter's illness … well, I've not been too keen on it, and that's a fact. But I have started uploading some old drawings and prints … paintings and lithos, sculpture … whatever … will follow as I get to 'em.

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Posted by on October 6, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

11 responses to “Well, it’s been a hell of a month.

  1. PainterWoman

    October 6, 2008 at 3:10 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. It's not supposed to be that way. It's supposed to be US getting sick…not our children.

     
  2. PainterWoman

    October 6, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Re: licensing your work, or somewhat protecting it, here is a link I've noticed on WickedLizard's and Henar's blog (both in my friend's list):http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/I've thought of putting this on my blog or wherever I post my work. Haven't read it thoroughly.

     
  3. derWandersmann

    October 7, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for caring … of course, I'd as lief not have either of us get sick at all, but I'm convinced that the infirmities and diseases of old age are The Creator's way of making sure that when it's time to leave, we're ready. In fact, we're bloody sick of the whole business.

     
  4. derWandersmann

    October 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you, dear … Uh … perhaps a poem?And … um .. do you have a nervous thumb? LOL (Posting twice.)

     
  5. BookWorm93

    October 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Im very sorry to hear about your daughter… I pray that she will get bettter. My aunt died of cancer just three days after her 20th birthday. I know its hard to lose someone who is so very young and should still have a very long life ahead of them.

     
  6. BookWorm93

    October 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    oh sorry. that happens some times. Its some kind of glitch. what do your mean by poem?

     
  7. derWandersmann

    October 8, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    The things you write.

     
  8. derWandersmann

    October 9, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I was suggesting that you might write her one.Your Aunt, that is. If you wanted to write my daughter one, that would be very nice, but I cannot ask. But your Aunt deserves one … she is probably waiting for it. Take it from me … she knows you, even if you never knew her.

     
  9. BookWorm93

    October 9, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    yes i write some poems, but what about them?

     
  10. I_ArtMan

    January 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    i slid over here from ricewood's post. i just wanted to say hello and express my sympathy. i have four kids, grownups now, and i can just imagine how news like that would throw me for a loop. i hope she wins. many more people do beat it these days than they used to.

     
  11. a0flj0

    July 17, 2009 at 1:07 am

    My mother, one of my grandmothers and an uncle all died of cancer. Where I live, health services aren't that good, so most of the caring was my and my sister's job, at least for my mother. If it's any comfort to you, if your daughter died so quickly, she was lucky. Cancer is a dreadfull disease, at least she didn't suffer too much.On a lighter not: I like your photos. Keep shooting.

     

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