Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
My friend Mischa spent a few days with me recently when her owner, or caretaker, or whatever you want to call her, had to go out of town. While she was here, she slept on my bed, and one night I had a bit of an epiphany. In the middle of the night, Mischa moved, and woke me up. She was staring at me in the dark with what seemed to me to be urgency. Someone once said that the only fault dogs have is that their lives are too short. I thought of how dogs don't live as long as people, and big dogs have even shorter lives than little dogs. And everything that lives, eventually dies. If I lived a long healthy life, say 100 years, or even 115, that is still not a very long time. The message was to enjoy every day. Every moment... not just get through this day or this week, but to savor it all as though it were our last. It's that old idea of contemplating your own mortality. It's good to check in from time to time, I think.
With temperatures rarely inching above zero lately, and dropping at times to 30+ below, I found myself painting flower gardens the other day. As I've often said before, writers and artists can can make anything real. Still, I'm looking forward to tending my real, outdoor garden in a few months.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
The GRAND OPENING for TIMOUTH GALLERY! Friday, February 23 from 7-10 pm, and Saturday February 24 from 10 am to 5 pm. Refreshments and Art in the new gallery space at 1807 W. Hwy. 61 behind the caboose. LEAH THOMAS is scheduled to perform Friday night, and will have her new CD for sale! TIMOUTH GALLERY will be a year-round art gallery featuring works by Timothy Young and others. Acrylic paintings on canvas and wood, watercolor paintings, cards, photography and more! Check in with TIMOUTH GALLERY online as well, at www.timouth.com/gallery or here in the blog.