now!) and we drew each other. I love the look
charcoal on bond paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
What are you doing today to cheer yourself up on the first day of fall?
A lot of us feel like we got ripped off this summer, because we didn’t get
to go where we normally go, or see the people that we'd love to see.
I know we need to allow ourselves to feel the disappointment we feel
from time to time, we also have to encourage ourselves to notice every good
thing that happens.
Two days ago I cracked a molar biting into an almond, and lost most
of the tooth. Last night I visited the emergency dental clinic where I
met my own dentist a few years ago. Just visiting the dentist is scary right now.
We don’t want anyone near our faces in COVID. But I was so lucky!
To my surprise my own dentist was working there last night! He is fast,
exceptionally good, kind, honest and funny. In no time all was well.
As Dr. Fauci said on Trevor Noah’s show last night COVID-19 is a reality
we have to face. Dealing with it has nothing to do with politics, and everything
to do with protecting our health, and the health of others.
I think that it's never been more true that each day that we are alive and
well is a gift. Your support for my work, my blog, and your
comments on Facebook, and Instagram are also a gift. Tonight I’ll probably
put up more photos of drawings from the past because I teach tonight.
And I feel so fortunate to have a connection with my students online.
Let’s enjoy what we have, and let go of what we don’t have. We are going
to get through this and will look back in amazement at how brave we were,
and how positive we were to stay cheerful in very stressful conditions.
Have a really good day.