Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
What do you see in the picture? A hole? A fracture? A started art project? Is it glass? or Ice? or cement? canvas?
This is actually a top layer of ice on a lake – and falling rain is causing the pattern on the unbroken part of the ice. When I look at it, I see an abstract work of art trying to make itself known to any who care to pay attention. The fractured ice and the dapples of falling rain add to the overall texture of the work. I can imagine, when the sun is shining, the entire character of this would miraculously transform with reflections of clouds, trees along the lake edge, weeds hanging over the ice.
Sometimes I feel like that fractured hole today – a dark grey abstract in a lighter grey pallet and the struggles of the day are making dapples of marks, unevenly, over everything I have to deal with.
I tried to get Mike up and ready for the day at 8 am. He just wasn’t having it. We were supposed to go visit friends at their home by 11, and I ended up having to cancel. About 8:30 am, Mike decided he wanted to go to breakfast, but he needed a shower. I have been trying to get him to shower for 3 days, and it wasn’t happening. He wanted his meds and I said You have to shower first. So he went to take a shower. By the time he was done with that, dressed, and I gave him his pills, it was almost 10:15. He wanted to go out to eat! I tried to remind him of our plans to visit with friends, but he wanted to go eat. (That’s when I cancelled with the friends) He had his regular clothes on and put a wool shirt over, like a sweater. I had to have him take it off, it was inside out. Then I had to have him zip his pants. I asked him to pick up his coat to take with us, and when we were pulling out of the garage, I asked him where his coat was. I don’t need it. I should have stopped the car and gone back inside to get the darn coat! We went to breakfast, then took a ride along Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive and from there we drove over to Fernan Lake. I didn’t have my DSLR with me, but Mike doesn’t like to sit in the car long and he didn’t have his coat with him, so it’s just as well. On the way back to the house he asked to drive by a couple of stores, and they were closed, but he wanted me to stop in the middle of the driveway so he could read some of the signs on the door. Then we headed home.
As soon as we got to the house, Mike decided he needed fuel for the snow blower! So we did that, and back home once again. I was busy taking stuff out of the back seat and Mike had hurried into the house. By the time I got inside, he’d laid down on the sofa, and was asleep. He slept for more than 3 hours, got up, sat in a lounge chair, and right back to sleep for another 3 hours. When he woke up the 2nd time, he went to the family room to watch tv, and fell asleep again. Around 8:30 I told him goodnight and then I changed the laundry from washer to dryer, more to the washer; I set the house alarm; I pulled my stuff together for church in the morning; did up 5 days worth of medications for Mike; and finally got ready to actually climb into bed!