Monday, July 25, 2011

White Out

A little something I drew up in a night. Funny, I have another painting I'm fighting with currently and I have been for about two months now, but I drew this in a few hours and I like it a lot better. I feel like I need to step away from the other one for a while to refocus where I want to go with it. Hmm...

Anyway, I was talking to my mom over the phone (who lives in Russia and takes care of her mother) and I've noticed whenever I ask about grandma she always says the same thing. She says she's not doing well and she's always forgetting things. At first my mom was kinda joking about it saying how funny it was that she made two cups of tea one morning, and forgot that she already drank one. She said she was doing this because she's old (about to hit 96 if I recall) and I laughed along with her. "Oh Grandma. She's so silly."
But then my mom kept saying it over and over again and when I seriously asked her what was wrong she said she doesn't know, but Grandma can't stop crying when she tries to recall things. My mom knows she must be developing Alzheimer's and she has no idea what to do. I don't know what to do either which breaks my heart. I feel sorrow for my grandmother who used to be a teacher and always supported my mom in her art, but I also feel great sorrow and pity for my mom who is stuck watching this happen to her own mother.

My older brother who will go to Russia some time soon to visit will hopeful make the situation better. That's what he does, he swoops in to save the rest of the family as he has always done. I'm thankful that he's going to try, but I don't think there is anything he can do either besides make it easier for our mom. So here's to hoping and praying things will go smoothly for everyone. All my love to my grandmother, mama and brother.

Snow keeps falling down and before you know it everything falls into a blissful white out.

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