Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
Its not been a good 24 hours.
I developed a severe burning pain in my eye last night that kept me awake most of the night. Trying to get a doctor's appointmentproved difficult. The earliest he can see me is Wednesday. Medical care is free for the most part in Canada, but it sure does have its challenges sometimes in terms of waiting times. Anyway, despite it all, the eye is getting better, and I have antibiotic drops to use, so I'll manage.
Then late this afternoon a friend died of cancer. She had been diagnosed only about a month ago. Its sad and all so common lately, this disease. Was is so prevalent in the past or did doctors just not know what it was? Or is it more common now due to changes in foods and lifestyles? Whichever the case, its a horrible disease, deserved by no one and equally damaging to those who die from it and those who watch the process helplessly from the sidelines.
So I crippled through today on little sleep and pain, wearing sunglasses inside and out as my eye was so light sensitive. Yes, its my pity party tonight. Come on over and bring a bottle.
However, I do have a little update on the tutorial for glass that I am developing. Not a large one, as my brain/eye/hand coordination won't let me see the finer details tonight, but an update all the same. I enjoy drawing glass. The precise shapes are like fitting a puzzle together.