A bit of wind has been taken out of my sails for the moment. After finishing “Bloom”, I was ready to dive right into another carving but just recently I was informed by family that my 95 year old grandma won’t be with us much longer. Her heart is failing and the only thing that can be done is keep her comfortable, in other words, she’s on a steady dose of morphine. I spoke to her and she was rather chipper but I suspect that was just the morphine talking. Life feels like it’s on pause right now. I have been bracing for this moment for some time but I see you can never really be prepared for something like this. We’re all just waiting now.
My thoughts haven’t been much on designing and carving. After four days of just puttering around the house and staring at the walls, I’ve been able to squeeze out a few sketches, evidence that I’m starting to feel a little better but not enough to focus on anything serious at the moment. So as I wait for that inevitable phone call (or text), I guess I can spend some time honing my sketching skills.