My feet have finally hit home and its sweet smell stains my skin and hair once more. It’s a smell of belonging, a smell of unconditional love. My hospital stay was not that long this time around, but the homesickness was just as bad. I want to take this opportunity to thank Riaan for being the force behind me. You make me see ‘the tomorrow’ for myself, you let me be the strong individual that I am. Supporting me in life, love, friendships, trails and work.
Thank you to the staff and nurses that give unconditionally. Normal people just like us, all with their own trails in life, but selfless and serving. It has dawned on me so many times, that I land up flat on my back in hospital not just to heal, but also to help heal. One nurse Sr Mary’s son committed suicide 4 years ago, and we have since become extremely close . She makes nights in hospital bearable with her great sense of humour. These folks hurt every time they lose a patient, but smile and keep on going for the living.
In my 5 years actively in cyberspace I’ve had a rule not to correspond on a private level. It still stands! However the there is always the exception to a rule. The Pirate Horizon has become one of my good friends in life. Thank you for being a dear friend, for giving an ear when all I wanted to do was run away. Recently I’ve also came to know Liana. I admire her work, great writing and courage in her life. Last but surely not least you my fellow bloggers, I need to thank. Thank you for your ongoing support, for the respect and inspirational comments on my posts. I tag my work under tags such as life, art, fine art not because they are but because in truth I have leaned that to really live is art more so fine art. No school or academic institution can ever teach that. My posts are that of the love, desire, joy, sorrow of living with an chronic illness. They are of the woman inside me, the questions on being mortal, and yet so full of life that it bursts from the seems.
Sometimes light-hearted photos and at times showing the abstract reality. That’s the reason I adore working with the human body. Nudity is a stripped version of the persona. Dramatic and strong images can come from this.
That brings me to the point . Its time to take some time off, for myself together with the people held dearest to me. This will be the last post for as long as it takes. I thank you all in advance for your visits and comments that may follow, know that they are a delight to me. Closing this post with the most precious words, words I have came back to over and over again in my life.
“We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character; hope. And hope does not disappoint” Romans 5:3, 4 and 5. These words are true no matter what your religious belief. (and that is personal for each one of us)
Happy blogging, “I’ll be back”