Life has been full the past few months.
fullness and richness of life is especially apparent to me this week.
Monday we lost Noni, our grandmother. She had been in the hospital for
some time, and her passing is ultimately a blessing. However, it does
not make it hurt less to say goodbye.
Noni is part of a pair: Noni and Popi. I am so sad for Popi. They were just short of their 61st wedding anniversary.
was a fantastic quilter. She is actually my step-grandmother, but truly
I make no distinction. I only mention it because of my favorite quilt
from her. Noni made nine quilts for all of her grandchildren for our first Christmas together as a blended family. My sisters and I all received one.
is a young man who is frequently in front of a building at my
workplace. He is always trying to flip his skateboard and land on it. I
do not know the name of the maneuver. it is a pretty basic one and
probably has a name.
He has been at this for months. I have yet to see him succeed.
yet, he is there, out in a very public place, trying and trying again.
Usually around the noon hour when there is plenty of people around.
He inspires me. It is time to put myself out there.
I am going to start applying to jobs I want,
not just that I think I am qualified for. I am going to apply for a
position in particular that kind of terrifies me, but would also be a
dream come true.
I am going to start painting again, and show my work. I will not hide it in a closet.
How are you all? I have missed you.