Garden of Earthly Vet Bills


Last night I started reading, 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton. I’m not too far in yet, but it’s certainly intriguing from the get go. Maybe it was the book, or maybe other things were brewing inside my head, but my dreams last night were quite something. It was like a scene from Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, only filled with familiar faces. Completely bizarre and surreal, and I woke with this song in my head:

Bessa has been limping around for a few days, so it was off to the vet this afternoon. She’s thirteen years old now, and she’s been here for every moment of my life in Austin. It’s hard to believe how quickly the years have passed.

After words like “fracture” and “bone cancer” were thrown into the conversation, she was taken off for x-rays and I was certain I could hear my bank account emptying in her absence. Good news is it’s just a sprain. Bad news for Bessa is she’ll have to hang up her squirrel chasing duties for a couple of weeks.

This evening I’m working on my new painting bit by bit. He’s slowly coming together and coming into his own. He’ll be ready to share soon – hopefully.

I’ve been revisiting Damien Jurado’s Saint Bartlett album. He’s definitely one of my top five favorite musicians. I was having a hard time choosing which song to share here, and then I found this lovely NPR Tiny Desk concert. It includes two of my choice songs from the album, plus a lovely little bonus song too – perfect!

Now back into my studio…



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