Those You Care For.
Take good care of your loved ones,
Keep them safe from all harm,
If it is in your power,
Make sure they are cosy and warm.
Feed them if they do hunger,
Show that you love them, and then,
Treat them with kindness, and tenderly
Respect them and hug them again.
They will not be with you forever,
Who knows what fortune bestowe?
The young or the old, what matter?
They may be all you have, or know.
Copyright Evelyn J. Steward. April, 2018
First April Blog.
Since last summer many problems have beset my family and myself.
Major house changes, then fitting of new bathroom appliances. All terribly stressful. Not helped by leaks occurring after much of the work ( new piping attaching to very old piping- does not work) from September to mid December. Stressful does not even begin to cover it.
Age brings with it many health problems. As the years go by, many of us suffer ill health on a graduating scale. I am no different.
This was going to be a long tale but have decided no one wants to hear all my problems and ailments. I shall use what I wrote as a cathartic exercise. Clear the decks, so to speak. Suffice it to say that like in “Soylent Green” I quote ‘things are looking up.’
The stranger that is visiting us, the sunshine, is for now, bright, beautiful and hot. Oh, we are so pleased to see it, up here in northern latitudes. I have a vase full of various daffodils I bought two days ago. They are gorgeously yellow, reflecting the brightness of the day, so uplifting.
I have summer bulbs that need planting, stargazer lilies, liatris, ranunculas, iris and freesias ( my daughter’s favourite). I grew some freesias last year and they were wonderful, in scent, colour and durable as cut flowers ( 125 bulbs will be this years count). Hope the lilies do not have too strong pan aroma. Some lilies are really overpowering, in my opinion. So pinks, blues and myriad colours – sounds good to me.
I hope to do some pastel paintings, weather permitting. Last year I tried pencils and I like the medium, but all the time I have lost has put me in a state where i need pictures I can do more swiftly, and pencils are not that fast a medium. So like has to shift to make way for fast. Of course, pastels do need more preparation time. Must find a way to trim the figure.
Meantime, my blogging has slowed, almost to a halt. I must try to remedy this also. So much I want to do, so much has to be fitted in. Perhaps a little less Internet time? We shall see. Oh, not forgetting poetry. Phew!
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, please be careful out in that world which can be full of things to catch you unawares.