It’s 5 years since James had the scooter accident that led to his death. I still get a chill when I see the yellow hospital helicopter which took him to Potenza.
I had been preparing the wall at the back of my other house before cementing and painting it and had asked him to come and have a look to see if I was doing it okay. Then he was going to come back for a glass of wine later on in the day.
I was feeling very pleased with myself as a ” builder” .
But by mid afternoon he was in a coma in hospital and I was on my way to the hospital….
He reckoned I wouldn’t manage more than 2 years here on my own.
Anyways after 5 years I’m still here …..for now. I try not to take anything for granted and enjoy every day.
And today was the usual mix of sunshine and work with a bit of Fluffy passing by.
I’ve been enjoying sitting outside every morning and now I face the valley and my nice tree. I’m still grateful to David Hockney for making me really look at things. Every morning I see something different.
Then I had to get on with my latest commission which was to be ready for 5pm.
Might have had something to do with the coffee with ginseng which I bought as a treat.
In the meantime I thought I had stopped Fluffy coming in and out unless I wanted her.
But by lunch time she was strolling past me on her way to the cat food.
As I had got my 2 big display easels back, finally, I spent some time rearranging paintings on them .
I decided to fix this one which I did in a day some years ago. I wanted to see how a whole lot of patterns would look together.
I found an old painting of James which was started from life.
Now my latest painting is gone and I have another commission.
Definitely wine time now.