Monday, October 26, 2009

MIssing my boys

Sketch, Sam and me
marker on bond
Barbara Muir

I worked on a little drawing tonight, but I am powerfully
distracted because I'm putting documents together
for an international show I'm taking part in and I didn't
finish it. It's my first time shipping large works, and filling
in customs forms, and so on for my work. The task seems
endless and in fact I've been working on it on and off for
more than a month! So...tomorrow a big chunk of it will
be completed and I'll feel like I can breathe. It's all
learning, and it will be really exciting when it comes

My son went back to school today, and I was working
hard when he left. I know I'll see him soon, but I
miss him, and our cat Timbah is sitting in a box
looking a bit bereft. Where is Sam?

Timbah in the box
waiting for Sam to play a game.
Sam's gone back to university
out of town.

Tonight's drawing is a little partly done sketch I found
of Sam and me in front of our schoolhouse.
Tradition has it that we take photographs in front
of the door before we leave each summer. Those
photos over the years show a progression of the
boys growing up. I always cry when one of the boys
leaves to go away. I know I'm fine, but there's a catch
in my throat when we say goodbye. Today I had to
get right back to work.

Have a-loving-your-family-big-time day.


Janie B said...

It's so hard to say good-bye.

Nicki said...

My heart aches with the thought of saying goodbye to my little guys when they go off to university someday... it was hard enough to say goodbye to my baby when he went to Kindergarten this year!

Lovely sketch.A wonderful moment to capture with your wonderful talent.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Janie,

True. I'll see my son in two weeks, but it was fun having him home.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Don't give it a moment's thought. When they do go you are usually ready.
I still feel sad right at the leave taking, but then life moves on, and it's fine.

Take care,


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

my two little nephews are growing up so fast :( They are my babies.

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