Link: 2013 Fresh - May
I also revealed an item of personal information:
"Everything in May was good up until this point. 5/15/13 was the day my wife slipped and broke her leg while at work and was rushed to the hospital. 2 days later, 5/17/13, while she was still in the hospital, she went into cardiac arrest due to a blood clot or fat embolism getting into her bloodstream from the break site. They managed to get her heart started again, but she hasn't regained consciousness since." .... "I'm glad she's not dead. I still hope she'll wake up and recover some day. I visit her 5 days a week at the nursing home. But it's lonely around here without her. Sometimes I feel sad, you know? On the other hand, sometimes I have to focus past my own troubles to be of any good to myself, Mary, or anyone else. My art helps me cope because when I'm drawing, I know there's at least one thing in the whole world that I can control, even if it's just a piece of paper on a clipboard held in one hand, and a pen or pencil help in the other. When I draw the anxiety goes away for a while. Sometimes I even smile. Philippians 4:6-7 Keep the faith, my friends."
And I included a special design to emphasize my point.
|My Buddy, My Pal, My Chum, My Kemosabe, My Partner, My Teammate, My Compadre, My Amigo, My Backup, My Friend, My Wife, My Love Mary. 5/31/05|
Link: Mandala, Tapestries, Windows, Self Portraits, and Valentines.
|The Abundance of My Heart. 5/24/10|
|A Musey for Mary.|
|Born - 8:24:51, Died - 5:6:14, Loved - FOREVER. 5/17/14|
Her memorial service will be Monday, May 19. I'm taking 4 days off from work to spend time with family and friends before and after the service. I reckoned this would be the only evening this week when I could post a tribute to the only girl I ever dated who actually though I was worth marrying.
Here's to you, kid - you didn't just inspire a little world, you were my world.
Update: Link - "If IMAO Had a Flag It Would Be Flying At Half Staff."