Tuesday was a day for me to reflect...I actually think I responded to the violence in Boston by being sick most of the day. I decided to work from my home....I washed some more "Whispers in the trees" and made the proper cuts and selections for a new jacket I am planning to make and wear in the near future. Working with my own fabrics...seemed to be a proper way to reflect on the many gifts I have received ...despite the usual setback or two. I am always lost in the fibers...when I am just performing the menial tasks of washing and refreshing the designs. All the day I was thinking about additional paint colors and free brushstrokes to apply. The dogs and sunshine kept me company and when Ken brought home my favorite Chinese soup I felt even better. I actually felt like I had accomplished a lot...and folding my fabrics in a beautiful stack...the colors looked so nice. All I could do was smile and say..."I did that" and they will have a new life.
I had a difficult time watching the coverage of this senseless and brutal crime at the 116 Boston Marathon yesterday. When you see the faces...they are made real in my heart. I love Boston and have had a many a heart memory that I carry with me ....I knew the location ...the corner of the street...and where the hospitals are located. I wonder where we are safe anymore??? I look into the eyes of small children and my grandchildren...keep them close and love them closer. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart