"To know someone here or there with whom there is understanding in spite of differences or thoughts unexpressed, that can make of this earth a garden." The philosopher Goethe said this, and I've taken comfort in the fact that while I can't physically be with people I love during the holidays for health/safety reasons, we still share bonds of friendship and caring that will outlast the pandemic and other troubles.
October blew by without an e-newsletter, in part because I just couldn't muster the mojo to put it together. My daughter was/is struggling with some strange and life-changing health issues. Not COVID-related, though the recent surge prevented her from receiving a hospital bed when she needed one. Fortunately the prognosis is positive, and not life-threatening. Weird how you can feel grateful for something that's still terrible.
Art-making during this unsettled time has been difficult, and I've not worked in the studio myself recently (see paragraph above), but musings are underway for some new work. My solace has been exploring the outdoors in beautiful New Mexico. Here's a shot of Cabezon with a rainbow...this is the neck of an extinct volcano! There's nothing like geologic time to put problems into perspective.
I love to see how other glass artists are keeping their spirits up and their thoughts positive through creative expression. I look forward to the turning of the calendar away from 2020, even if it's only a symbolic new start. Happy holidays to everyone reading this; I wish you peace, health, and a clear path to your favorite kind of garden.