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From: Mimi, WA state
Nick- I'm glad you liked my idea of the whipped cream. As for the other part of dessert, I guess we could say that those are the little selfless bonuses that we get along the way. There might be a sour berry or two, but in the end it was all worth it.
I'm feeling fine these days. (Thank you for asking!) Unfortunately, cancer is a disease that calls for medications that don't make you feel very good. My cancer doesn't depend on chemo. or radiation, thankfully. I've been able to slow down the growing process through shots that I give myself. Headaches and fatigue are the most prominent side effects. But my family is here and I've learned so much from being sick that everything balances out in a strange way. Sour berries and all.
I wonder so much about my future life. This is the first time that I'm not able to make plans for the upcoming years. It can be frightening or exhilerating depending on how the wind blows. As therapy I have begun my work in fine arts. Both my parents are artists; my mother illustrates children's books and my father took two years of art school in Los Angeles in the 50s. I was bound to pick up a brush or a pencil. I've been using this time that I'm spending with myself as an inspiration for my work. People ask what kind of medium I use, but I can't really answer them because I use anything I can get my hands on: poster paint, papier mache, cereal boxes, egg cartons, toilet paper tubes! Nick, what do you think was the most important thing you did to make your work so fine? Was it classes, a mentor, a tragedy? Please don't tell me it was an accident! What medium do you think you use the most?
Until later... Mimi
-Thank you for reading my rants.