Closer to Home
Jack was ambulanced to Lutheran Hospital yesterday with chest pains and difficulty breathing. Doctors got him stabilized. When I arrived, he was heavily sedated. They inserted a breathing tube and feeder. A couple of hours later I got a call informing me he was having a massive heart attack and required a verbal okay (I am his power of attorney) to do whatever they could to save his life. An artery was 99.9% blocked so they had to build and replace a section. His kidneys shut down but they expect them to come back now that his heart is better. They're keeping him sedated today and tonight, ICU, bed 4. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Artist in Charge
She favors bright things,
clothing, music and art,
princess heels and biker boots,
L'il lady knows what she wants.
Yes, hugged by children all across the years,
sustaining and reminding me what’s important.
~Children believe in us~climb into our laps~
~touch our hearts when nothing else can~
Out o’ Sight
Papa, where do our feet go when we step in deep snow?
Family Camp (7-4-2017)
The greatest rewards in life often appear
in the tiniest, most unexpected, packages.
We’re proud of your achievements and hard work. Basic’s behind you. Love, Papa.
Already Number one (2-4-2018)
My mother was my mother.
She didn’t beat it into me that she was a woman.
She just was and hell, it don’t get no better than that.
Drop us off 25 miles upriver.
We’ll see you back at camp.
Grandchildren gathered round the fire bowl, flames reflected in their eyes, wisps of campfire smoke slipping away on a night breeze, the good earth beneath them, a tear of gladness in my eye as I tend the fire and feel the glow of generations deep in my spirit.
© 2017 artwork, music & words
conceived by & property of
Tom (WordWulf) Sterner 2017 ©