Friday, April 11, 2008

Long day's journey into sleep

There's no time tonight to write much.
I did student interviews
all day at school, the good-bye talk
with my psych students.
It was amazing to see what they
had learned in one semester.
Tonight we went to see Christopher
at Fionn McCool's.
All of the kids we've grown to know at the
restaurant are moving on at the same time.
Christopher's going to Korea, Alanna doesn't know
what she's doing, Chad's going out west with his
wife and baby. Things are a bit sombre now
because there's the feeling that something that
used to be fun is ending.

I will miss being able to go in and see my
son every Friday night -- a privilege few
parents get after their children leave
home. Christopher has always been delighted
to see us,
which has been a treat.

Oh is raining torrents and flooding all over
town, it reminds me of driving in Charlottetown P.E.I. and
going through such deep water down by the ocean, that the
engine on my little red Sentra stopped.

This is a portrait of a terrific boy I painted a year ago. I was
very sad when the sittings were over because he was
funny, smart and polite. He wanted to grow up to be
as rich as Richard Branson, so I painted him near Branson's
island, Necker

Goodnight sweet ocean

Have a free flowing day

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