July 9th, 2021
First off, some good news, I started walking again today! What a relief. After a little stroll, I had to ice my ankle, easy. I didn’t think I would be walking till after Labor Day, so I’m over the moon right now.
While icing my ankle, I decided to start working again and finish this painting, Suburban Nights. I started it in 2019 and set it aside for other deadlines. Now, was the perfect time to do some digital painting on the couch. I drink hot chocolate, snuggle up under a blanket. Add a sleeping cat and I am all set!
Walking after dark was one of my favorite things to do. My family and friends would get worry but I felt safe because this it what it looked like: deserted.
I’d walk by open windows smelling popcorn and home cooked second helpings. I would hear snatches of conversations, tv dialogues and snoring. Pizza delivery drivers and teenagers would cross my path, sometimes not even seeing me. It was all rather blissful.
Every once in a while I would encounter a dog walker, or a couple out on a walk. We would do a little wave and avoid each other to enjoy the night a little longer.
I don’t know if I will ever start walking again after dark because I need to make smart decisions about my ankle. Painting a memory, preserves it and it is a lovely way to paint.
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