Wednesday, June 28, 2006

hope springs eternal

I took this picture yesterday, after a rainstorm in which I could not see the white lines on the road. The deluge hit as my brother and I brought my mother back to her apartment in West Palm from the rehab place. Without going into details, suffice it to say I need to be reminded that SOME stormy periods have rainbows at the end. My sister-in-law and two kids are stuck in a motel in Monticello, NY in the tsunami that has hit Pennsylvania/NY state - en route to taking my niece to camp. It is a disaster area and they got the last motel room in the area. My brother Jon and I are trying to keep our senses of humor. My mother has lost hers.

Antidote to aggro: art. I set up a bridge table late this afternoon on my mother's porch - and tomorrow, I hope to get some fabric printing done. Hope - not expectation. But we shall see. I do not have a wireless signal here and am using my husband's dial-up AOL account. We never use AOL but keep it as an emergency backup. Thank goodness. I will try to check in periodically, and if there is anything art-related, I will let you know. I want to go home.

9 comments:

Karoda said...

hangeth in Rayna.

martha in ny said...

I hope you get a chance to do some dying.

jenclair said...

Oh, yes, I can see the need for a rainbow! Glad your art offers some compensation and hope you get home soon...

Judy said...

Hang in there honey.....it could be worse: you could be with me at Campbell.....oooooops, you will be in October!!! LOL The rainbow was surely a sign of better things to come.
xo

Rian said...

Sorry to hear you are having such travails. Positive thoughts coming your way. This too shall pass.

gail waimon said...

Good to speak to you in person for the first time. Can't wait to see your work in person.I know happy days will be ahead for you. I'm in that happy time now....my bad times came & went. Smiles & pots of gold at the end of your rainbow!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...mom or monsoon? I have BOTH and its the stuff that keeps you...strong...creative...crazy ...or??? Just remember-this too will pass!! Hope you get some Rayna time. This will be good for you and of course, us!
Diane in soggy PA

Deb H said...

The rainbow is beautiful. I haven't had much time for art lately either,summer is always so manic here,makes us look forward to the slower pace of winter.

I certainly can identify with elder care issues. We were thrilled that Auntie E has adjusted so well to her new assisted living. She really seems comfortable, & we are going to get a vacation this year!!!

When I can't create, I usually sketch, & think, & dream until I can. Good luck Rayna.

lizzieb said...

what a beautiful picture! I could have used a rainbow today as I left my dad's to do his shopping...I hate it when his frustration is taken out on me...the nearest person (the only person) around. So, hang in there as will I..
With love to you!