The snow has been steadily falling here for 2 days. We have probably received over 12 inches! But… that’s not what this post is about. One of the consequences of winter is ice, and the snow is wonderful camouflage….
I love to walk in snowstorms. I am not afraid of the cold and I dress for it. I was feeling relaxed and ventured down to the lake. The water was very choppy and the wind was howling. The deep steel gray of the water inspired me to paint. So, I set off home very carefully, because I was aware of the hidden ice lurking below each step. I had gotten one boot wet next to the lake and, foolishly, I didn’t check to see if I had frozen the tread. The consequences were painful and led to an evening spent in the local ER instead of the Studio.
My right wrist was swollen like a small grouping of marbles. Did I mention that I am right handed? The doctor was excellent I might add, and she said my X-ray was inconclusive. She said she was going to cast it anyway, because breaks in this area can be hard to detect and that to leave it untreated could leave me open to long term problems.
So, today, I have a cast. I must wear it for 10 days and get another X-ray. If it is broken, we’ll be sure. If it is not, I will be free to continue on and put this experience quickly behind me. I am hoping for the latter, of course, because this could ‘cast’ doubt on my ability to paint well for quite awhile! I have decided that I will try with my left hand over the next several days… I will most certainly post the results! In the meantime, I plan to continue in whatever way I can on my creative path.
There is no doubt that every journey has its ups and downs but, as the saying goes, for every problem, there is an opportunity.
I think I got it this time… this lefty pecking the keyboard is tougher than I thought! LOL!