life, Monday, pandemic, Uncategorized

Mad Monday

Mondays seemed crazy before the pandemic. Now they feel even madder. The weekend brimmed with activities: celebrating birthdays - eating special meals, making a cookie cake, picking up boba tea drinks, opening presents - in addition to the usual doing chores and cooking. My tension headaches decreased in intensity for awhile. Spending time with people… Continue reading Mad Monday

life, life lessons, perspective

A Matter of Perspective

  I'm not going to give drawing advice, here. No way. I'm terrible at it. Rather, I want to share a valuable lesson I learned from my art teacher on how to draw people: Do NOT draw how you believe a person should look. Instead, DO draw what you see. That's what the model is… Continue reading A Matter of Perspective

photographer, photography, sadness, writing

Unpredictable Occurrences in an Unprecedented, Difficult Time

  Nothing seems right. No longer do I know how to interact with others. I crave the companionship of people. But I deserve to be alone. Crap flies out of my mouth at unpredictable moments; no idea where the word vomit came from. Tears and overwhelming sadness come. I struggle even more so in discerning… Continue reading Unpredictable Occurrences in an Unprecedented, Difficult Time

information, life, news

Deafening Noise Pollution

I am my daughters' violin Practice Partner. I noticed when one daughter, earlier today, pulled her head away while playing a piece. I asked her about it, and she said the violin was too loud. It's true, she produces bold sounds when she practices. Sometimes it's too loud for me as well. Maybe her violin… Continue reading Deafening Noise Pollution

confused, COVID-19, discombobulated, life

Discombobulated

This morning, I woke up feeling directionless, discouraged, disconnected, and discombobulated. Blah might be the word for it. I wondered, what I'm doing with my life? I feel like a hamster running on a wheel, never getting anywhere. At least it's getting some exercise. Not only am I going nowhere, I'm getting fatter. Just super.… Continue reading Discombobulated