CALL for PATIENCE: Received
Food and art consumes a lot of my time. I spend a portion of most of my days talking to you via ArtAndArtDeadlines.com about the food that I love and trying to inspire you to create art that YOU love. I haven’t written a post since December 22nd. I didn’t take a holiday hiatus; my Dad died.
On December 20th, my Dad was in a devastating car accident. I didn’t find out until 2 days later. On December 27th, I had to remove my father from life support. He died 15 minutes later. I buried him on January 3rd.
Many of you heard of my family tragedy via the grapevine, and I appreciate all of the love and support I have received. I am digging my way out of a mountain of paperwork and morbidity, and well… a serious funk.
Food: Did you know that funeral homes offer catering? Ewwww. I know; that’s been everyone’s response. It is a Southern tradition to have neighbors and friends deliver casseroles to the family after someone dies, but catering IN the funeral home? No thanks. I turned down that option.
Art: I found 36 pairs of glasses in my Dad’s house. Diabetes had nearly robbed him of his eyesight. I don’t know if they were all different prescriptions or if he just kept buying new a new pair each time he couldn’t remember where he put the last ones down. I found 6 more in his crumpled car. I keep imagining a resin cube with glasses suspended inside and the words “was blind, but now I see” etched in the side. Dad would have been amused.
So, I have written all of this to let you know that I have not forgotten you. I am officially returning to posting on Tuesday. Back to food and art… it makes my world go round. Thanks again for your kindness and love.