|Hydrangea & Tea|
12 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day Weekend. I was away all week visiting mom in New Jersey. She's having some health issues that I've been helping her deal with. There are lots of support and logistical type things to help with- doctors, lawyers, in home health care options to consider, making her home safe and comfortable etc.. But by the end of the week there, I realized that while there are lots of things I can do to help her, probably one of the most important things is create "moments of joy". There is a lot that she can no longer do or understand, but the few things she can really experience and enjoy- beauty, her small garden, bird feeders, nature, tea and chocolate- are important. So we spent time creating a beautiful, peaceful place in her garden to sit and enjoy all of that.
At the end of the day it was a powerful reminder that that is all we've got- creating moments of joy in our own life and for others to enhance the quality of life no matter what other circumstances are going on.
This painting was one I did the week before I left and it includes a teacup I got from my mother .
So this blog is dedicated to you mom- my source of inspiration, love and strength.