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This pic has a very special history.  It was done when the doctors last year said that my dear mother might have less than a week to live.  I painted her as Sam and myself as Frodo, standing together at the edge of eternity.  

There were so many strange feelings going through me when I was working furiously on this pic while Mom lay nearby, barely alive.  I alternated between working on the painting to ease my own tremendous stress, and lying on the foot of her bed with her, holding her legs as she suffered. The cancer had closed her throat almost completely, and if the proton beam therapy didn't work, she was going to die by strangulation. I remember repeatedly thinking that the picture should have a white ship, but if it had a white ship, she would surely sail on.

When the proton beam worked, they rang bells for her.  :)

(Story posted with Mom's permission)

Sam and Frodo at the edge of eternity

Date: 2017-06-17 10:39 am (UTC)
addie71: (Default)
From: [personal profile] addie71
That's lovely. I'm glad you mother is still here to give permission to post her story. *hugs*

Date: 2017-06-17 01:33 pm (UTC)
baranduin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] baranduin
*hugs*

Thank you so much and your dear mother for sharing your story and the beautiful picture you made.

What a dark night you both went through.

Date: 2017-06-17 01:47 pm (UTC)
lbilover: (i will not say the day is done)
From: [personal profile] lbilover
That's a very moving story and a beautiful painting. I'm so glad the therapy worked for your mom!!! *hugs*

Date: 2017-06-17 02:30 pm (UTC)
shirebound: (Frodo and Sam)
From: [personal profile] shirebound
Oh my. *sniff* What a beautiful and loving painting for two souls reluctant to let go of one another. What a joy that the therapy worked for your mom!

working on the painting to ease my own tremendous stress

That's inspiring to me. *massive hugs*

Date: 2017-06-17 06:02 pm (UTC)
peripety: (frodo - in dreams)
From: [personal profile] peripety
I'm not sure what is more touching, the painting or the story that goes with it. Both are lovely and I'm so glad I can see the image this time and enjoy your talents :)

Date: 2017-06-19 04:27 pm (UTC)
lavendertook: (spring)
From: [personal profile] lavendertook
An amazing story and beautiful pic-story. I am so glad you are still together. Thank goodness th therapy worked. *hugs*

I love the galaxies in the water.

Date: 2017-07-02 02:46 am (UTC)
febobe: (I'm Fine)
From: [personal profile] febobe
<3 <3

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