Time is Not on My Side

But I do have this day before me. At 70, I am acutely aware of the passage of time.

A few years ago when I was letterpress printing, I bought Susan O’Malley’s book. I loved printing short quotes, and this colorful book drew me in.

Recently, I discovered Susan died unexpectedly at the age of 38. She’d been carrying twins, and they died, too. What a tragedy. That news settled in my gut and reminded me- once again- of our short time on this earth, in our physical bodies. As I spend these two weeks in Turks and Caicos, I am trying to work through her list.

Time may not be on my side, but I will sit and breathe, trying to remember that this is it. As Susan once said, “pay attention to the good stuff.”

Why This Color?

We spent last week in the Caribbean, and once again, I was drawn into the turquoise, teal, and pale blue colors of the sea. Sitting in my chair, hours upon hours, was actually relaxing. Oh, we walked. And ate. And drank. But mostly we stared at the water.

I am not surprised how many of my cards and prints are done in shades of teal.