Tuesday, October 8, 2013

swept away

My mind is shot.
I really can't remember how to do anything.
Certainly not post or paint or play.

I'm stunned by how thorough the flood damage 
and its permanence.

The studio and house here in Boulder 
are almost dried out but are still a mess.
The river up at the ranch has lost its way, 
and the power is still out.

Worst of all, 
our dear neighbor Paul's funeral is on Thursday.

Things will never be the same.

Though today is hard,
 I know tomorrow will be better.


Bob Lafond said...

Sam, Hang in there. Your spirit is strong.

SamArtDog said...

I'll take your kind word for it.

Celeste Bergin said...

Sam, your post brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry for these monumental losses. I love the final line of what you wrote. I believe it's true too.

SamArtDog said...

Thanks for your condolences. The flood has impacted everyone, but compared to many others, we're so lucky. In many ways, I'm grateful.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I am just so sorry.

SamArtDog said...

I was right; today was better. Tomorrow is the funeral/wake. Full of friendship and love for Paul. Perfect.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

So much to grieve.

Sending strength from the Pacific Northwest. And with the rebuilding and restoring, may you find peace and hope.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...


loriann signori said...

Dear Sam,
I am so sorry to hear about your losses. Sending you strength...

Kathy Hodge said...

I hope that the tomorrow did get better, and every day after.