The arts in the aftermath

A Creative Life, books

After our family event (see last post) we were notified that a family member tested positive for covid. So my wife and I tested and we were both positive too. As I sit here recovering I’m aware of how I’m utilizing both the arts and sciences: words, art, music, and medicines. I’m aware that having been fully vaccinated and boosted has been a very good thing! Thank you science! Thank you to the novelists and poets and musicians whose work is making my recovery as pleasant as possible! And especially thank you to all of our dear friends and family who have offered to get groceries and/or have checked on us! (Love you all!) Before the covid symptoms had set in with a vengeance I had written a newsletter about how every human uses the arts every day and how we create the world together… you can see it here:

Here’s a sketchbook page I had drawn some time ago that I just looked at one morning because I didn’t feel like drawing – which should tell you that I really felt bad.

Another morning I felt a smidge better and felt like poking the pesky covid germs with my fountain pen so I drew…

Another day I was impatient for my hot tea with honey to steep so I could drink it and soothe my throat… so I drew a giraffe. A giraffe with a sore throat would be really bad, much worse than mine, so I gave the giraffe (and myself) empathy via the drawing…

The three books I’ve been enjoying reading as I recover…

The book I read with my hot tea that had finally, after eons and an age, steeped…

I’m feeling better as of this writing but still not 100 percent. My wife is, thankfully, doing better too!

See you next Monday hopefully with a brighter side …. cue the music 👇

9 thoughts on “The arts in the aftermath

    1. Thank you so much! We’re doing our best! Yes, good old Monty Python! And on another happy note: I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming book event!! I hope they treat you well and that you sell lots and lots of books! 💚

  1. I hope you are on the mend by now. We had Covid in February but thanks to vaccines, we both felt tired with a bit of flu like symptoms. Books, movies, and art kept us busy during the days we were in isolation. Take care!

  2. I was so sorry to read that you ended up getting sick after that super family event, Sue. I certainly agree with you about the importance of the vaccinations! When I caught “the bug,” I had very few symptoms. I’m intrigued by the book “Pancakes in Paris”! I love stories about people who have moved to other countries, especially France, where I have never visited. I hope you and yours are feeling even better by today!

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment! Pancakes in Paris is a wonderful book – very well written, fun to read and there are recipes! Thanks again for your kind words 💚

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