“Art is not a part of life, it is not an addition to life, it is the essence of those pieces of us that make us fulfilled. That give us hope. That give us dreams and provide the world a view very different than what it would have been without us.” Hasan Davis
I am gushing a little on the concept of ART tonight as we got a special gift in the mail yesterday from a wonderfully talented photographer, Vicki Liantonio, a longtime Instagram-mate. These prints are too beautiful not to share. (Excuse my bad iphonography, it doesn’t do them justice.
You can buy some of her cool stuff on the cheap here
Anyway…it was such a touching gift from the heart for our whole family (and will grace Vernon’s wall, while we still have some space at the hospital.)
As Picasso said: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” I feel refreshed just looking at these prints.
Vernon continues to make progress. Because of the infections, he is receiving new medication and is a little worn out. Today his breakthrough was all in the expression of his eyebrows. A lift here, a furrow there. No words necessary. If you know him, you will understand that this return to intriguing subtlety (a coma state is a little TOO subtle for us) is very encouraging. We are getting our one-of-a-kinder back, a movement, an expression at a time.
Today marks the end of week 10, Day 70.