my essentials

JBRYANSCHACHNER

illustrator: J Byron Schachner

 

my essentials:

daily:

nutrition, rest, exercise, writing and illustration…

weekly:

laundry, kitchen counters, shopping, doctor’s appointments…

monthly:

turn calendar pages, clean refrigerator, replace batteries, garbage bags, maintain car…

yearly:

taxes, health plans, end of life issues…

lifetime:

smiles, assistance, faith, pain, joy, vigor, vibration, energy…

We Made It to London

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Jet-lag

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Alleluia!

car, plane, taxi, hotel, room!

day to night to day!

Definition #151(Jeanne from Queens #23) Larger than Life

Jeanne makes a huge Raggety Annie for baby Quenby 1975

Jeanne makes a huge Raggety Annie for baby Quenby
1975

Big dolls-big men-big

babies, beds, dramas, cars, hats,

generosity!

Lost

Owen in 2007

Owen in 2007

Cataracts grew back. Can’t drive at night, see the text on the computer or the labels on the meds…
Can’t walk and talk at the same time…need to balance carefully.
Packed and drove to Newport, RI.
Unpacked, shopped, unpacked, navigated my ass off.
Couldn’t find my meds at 7PM. Pictured them home under the dining table.
Back in the car to drive 4 hours home, sleep there, and drive back to RI in the AM.
Stopped for gas in MA and found the bag with the meds in the trunk of car.
Returned to the Newport Bay Club, after 2 hours more in the car.
Couldn’t see, hear or navigate another millimeter.

Let go. Let God. Rode on grace!

Poem to a Stranger

floodedHouse
I dreamed
you moved into my house,
a stranger,
with all your prescriptions,
favorite chair,
all your needs.

There were 60 more,
just like you.

My house was occupied.
My car
phone
pocketbook
taken.

All my personal space.
Privacy.

I stopped breathing…
Afraid to share.

Then my first floor flooded.
We rescued each other.
All of us
familiar,
treading water.

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