An Update

"Go for it now the future is promised to no one."

This is how I feel right now. Life if short. I know, I know we hear it all the time. But do we really ever listen until something happens to us personally to make us realize the truth in these cliches.
Ever since my husband was diagnosed with melanoma, I have been having horrible dreams about death. My dreams are always vivid and tend to be on the weird side anyway but lately they are awful. I've been told I over react too. And personally I hope I have over reacted in this case. The surgery is over. He is home and on crutches for a few weeks. Now we have to wait again. He had one lymph node taken out so we have to wait for the results. At least the Doctors are happy and positive and act like they got it all. But until I know for sure, I will be nervous.


  1. Dear dear Charlie, this is entirely human -- this nervousness. I am still in deep thought about and for you and yours and I will say, like the Little Prince said, "Let the tigers come with their claws." Sometimes the Spirit is as weak as the flesh -- and that is understandable, also. But we will defend ours against come what may.

    I do love your tribute/version of Vermeer's "Girl With The Pearl Earring". Very lush.
    Take care.
    Candace in Athens

  2. Sending love and prayers your way,

    p.s. The painting...breathtaking!

  3. It is short this life we it's what we do with it that matters so much and yes Charlie, it hits us even more when we are faced with life threatening situations.

    Have faith in the doctor's optimism...and I know how tense it is waiting for the results from the lymph prayers will continue.

    As for those vivid dreams it makes perfect sense to me that this is what you are dreaming about -- you are letting the thoughts buried in your subconscious come to the fore and it's natural it would happen in dreams. Your dreams will change again as you make your way through this journey.

    And I love your take on the girl with a pearl earring...she's beautiful is is the sentiment you've included. ♥

  4. Beautiful work as always.

    I so feel for what you are going through. It's completely human and natural to be nervous. My thoughts and prayers are with you.