Monday, May 6, 2013

What You Can Count On

my computer stopped working.  it turns out that the problem was easily 
solved with a visit to the apple genius.  but in the quiet of my own home
i found that my photos were not there and i have a lot of photos that are precious to me.  
i am trying to keep a low grade panic at bay.  i have to consult again with a technician 
to help me with this problem.  on the days when technology works, it makes life seemingly
easier and i wonder if how i manage without it. .  on the inevitable 
break down days... that's another story.  i count on my computer, phone and
other electronic devices to work.  i started to think about what it is that i can 
count on, who it is i can count on, whether interdependence and independence 
are mutually exclusive.  i came back to the basic thought that i can count on myself,
i can count on key people and i can count on change.  there was a time when
i thought it important to do things myself, to not count on others for help. i thought 
that made me a strong person.    but i don't want to be a lone island. 
 i like the richness that comes with having 
people in my life.  to share, to relate, to laugh, to create with.
it might be simplistic but i think that covers it.


  1. There was a time when if we needed it to be done, we did it. Now, not nearly so much. Bring on the experts is our mantra. Age does that. LOL

  2. Beautifully said Irene. I agree.

  3. I must have seen this on a site somewhere and like it: “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
    ― Vivian Greene
    Things can change in an instant but I know the blank that occurs when you go through the routine and the machine doesn't do its part! You must back up your pictures at least - they are such precious memories.

  4. What a time! Thank goodness you have art in your life....a consistent. Fun work! It is obvious that you had a great deal of energy and spontaneity.

  5. Hello there!

    I found your blog thru Seth's Art Blog Directory. I've enjoyed browsing thru your lovely artwork. Just beautiful. I hope you'll pop over for a visit and say hi! Hugs! deb

  6. Oh my gosh Irene! I LOVE this one! Sooo fun!