i paint i write

Live boldly, laugh and make art

If you were a pair of shoes what would you be?

My husband and I were invited to a reception for a new office building. We were in the car and almost out of our development, on our way to the reception, when I said, “I am having a lot of anxiety.

He asked me, “Do you want to go?”

Good-bye lime-green jacket and pink polka-dot skirt. Good-bye.

It is time to say good-bye. It is time to say good-bye to my lime-green jacket and my pink polka-dot skirt. Why you ask? It is a long story. But.

The story has a happy ending.

Care

I care for you.

But how do I show you? I care for you by washing your sheets and sweeping the floor in your room, carrying your dirty dishes, dried chicken bones, bread crusts, to the kitchen.

Smile at someone today and chase away their tears

This morning I stood in line to buy an extra-large latte in the basement of a hospital. Nurses, doctors, friends, family members of patients waiting to buy coffee. The barista was wearing a plaid shirt over a white t-shirt. Hanging down the front of his t-shirt was an ornate cross, brown on a long chain. His brown hair was short. He was wearing a smile.

After he handed me my coffee and I handed him four dollars, he looked past me and started to take the next order. I asked him, ” Excuse me, may I please have cold milk added to it.”