Wednesday, February 3, 2010
death and day
well. another day. how will you live. i had a friend pass away after complications from routine knee surgery anesthesia went awry. he was in his sixties and strong as a bull. now he is gone. left us sunday, after being in a coma for two weeks. life is so delicate. our bodies are but thin veils that separate us from becoming dust again. from dust into dust. unreal. i am amazed just to be here. we are only passing through. a very short span, a flicker. today is the day. i try and say this everyday. i have almost died once, that is another story. i lived, and the near death experience has been one of the greatest gifts i have received. so has the memories of my friends who passed away in their prime, i live for them. i live for my daughter, i live for you, and i live for me. death comes for us all. how will you greet the unknown. i hope to do do so with no teeth and a grin full of memories, and riding a full life. day by day. you know when you meet people only a handful of times, yet the connection is so strong, you are at once friends? this was Tom to me. he had a lust for life, and even though he was taken unexpectedly, he lived every day full. hope you are too. off to the studio, going to take part in Michael's assignment. i haven't made twelve of anything in a very long time! here are some shots of new pagoda planters in the works.