Collection of the Artist
This is one of the sketches I was working on just before my eye issues began. The road to recovery has been slow and arduous, but my vision continues to gradually improve. I am still unable to paint, but may be able to give it a go in a week or two. I'm resisting the urge to write a manifesto on gratitude and taking nothing in life for granted ever again, but I will spare you the piety.
I will bother you with the following timeworn observation, however: It is easy and seemingly natural for us to lament all we do not possess, while hardly registering the innumerable natural advantages that make our everyday lives possible and worthwhile.
I do hope I remember this message when I no longer need it, but I am afraid I won't. Perhaps that is just the way it is meant to be.
In any case, create while you can and take good care of yourselves!