Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dreams of the Desert

I've been feeling a bit restless and unfocused since I put up my artwork in the gallery. Now I feel like I'm just waiting for my surgery. I've been thinking about what I had wanted for my life "before". I had wanted to study and do my masters in Australia. I was looking for my photography text and found the information pamphlets and contacts for making it all happen. I feel a sense of loss for all the plans I had.

Physically I've been having a rough time. High Desert Diva came to my rescue and sent me a little package a few weeks ago. I was super slow that day so it took me a while to open it. I had to admire every layer that went into putting it together. She had beautiful brown paper packaging and calligraphy with my name and address on the front. The big surprise was when I opened it.


An envelope said, "Come to the Desert".


She had sent me the little diva spider she had made out of vintage materials and had made me a little photo book.


She has the most beautiful pictures of the desert around her house. I had no idea that the desert is so beautiful, with so many colours and views. It's an invitation to go see her in the USA. Completely doable when I feel a bit better. I imagine myself going to see all the amazing places including the ravine where I asked her if the were any dead bodies at the bottom. I would expect at least a couple of dead bodies in a ravine that big.

Thanks Desert Diva! The envelope now hangs on my studio wall beckoning me to the desert.

So Australia can wait as I have wonderful plans for my near future.

6 comments:

Duane said...

BTW, I absolutely love the "I COULD SURVIVE" banner. Any SCT survivor would get this! ;)

High Desert Diva said...

Hey! Cool post :-)

Kelly Kane said...

Come to Boston too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss you! :)

XO

Autonomous Artisans said...

Yay High Desert Diva! What a fabulous parcel to receive.

Helen said...

What a touching story. High desert diva must be a real special person.

BaldyLocks said...

She is, absolutely!