Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summertime in New York

My husband and I visited New York city a few weeks ago. And, as usual, NY doesn't disappoint. Full of life and interest (including those colorful characters on the subway), we enjoyed great weather and as much art as we could fit in. From Chelsea to the Met and MOMA, the immersion was a treat. Here we are on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a sunny afternoon.

Music was a big part of our focus as well, where we saw an organ demonstration at St. John the Divine cathedral, a couple of Broadway shows, and an evening of jazz at MOMA.
If you're looking for a get-away to feed the senses, New York is the place.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Dog Days of Summer

This year's 4th of July was a-mazing! The heat wave in Atlanta actually lifted for a couple of days - just in time to enjoy the fireworks without melting. I don't know about you, but summer is flying by. I've had ups including great art shows in Philadelphia (Rittenhouse Square), Virginia Beach (Boardwalk Art Show), and Memphis (Perry Nicole Fine Art Gallery).

And I've had downs. I began volunteering for hospice last August, and my patient died a few weeks ago. Working with the family for 10 months, I watched as death came slow and deliberate. It was heavy. It was also a privilege to spend time with this family. Society puts so much emphasis on our entrance - the birth of a child. What about our exit? One thing I've learned: hospice is a service that supports the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the dying. Hospice makes walking through the exit door comfortable and dignified. For more info on hospice, check out this website: http://www.hospicenet.org/index.html

As Abraham Lincoln said " in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Here's hoping you're living life fully. . .