My deep apologies for not having kept up with my commitment to this group. My mom died at the end of March and I find that it totally knocked the wind out of me. I knew it was coming, and I'd been making the 120 mile trip to see her every three weeks, until her assisted living facility called me and told me it was time to come right away. I was there for a week and a half while she slept and finally passed away. She was a creative, intelligent, funny lady and I miss her all the time. It's funny how sometimes the most complicated relationships are the best.
Anyway, I've been trying to get my creativity back to the surface but it's just out to lunch right now. I have another family crisis brewing, my son coming home from college for the summer, and I just can't catch up or keep up. I'd love to participate next year, but for now I'm going to take care of myself and my family and let myself heal. I still look at your work with admiration and awe. Stay well and happy, everyone, and even though it's cliche, hug everybody you love now, while you still can. I'll see you all next year.