Today is Day 7 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.
Day Seven – October 7, 2010
Looking back 10 years ago today…
I had just traveled a full day from Colorado to Maine and travel used to be extremely difficult. During the crisis years it was virtually impossible but 10 years ago I could manage with lots of pain meds, now I can travel fairly well (no more prescription pain meds – whoopie!) but back then it also required a great deal of rest to recover from the strain to my body. I had started my apples knowing I had this trip planned to visit my family in Maine and I was going solo which added to the degree of difficulty. To this day, Doug is my champion caregiver – always carrying the bags and keeping a watchful eye. But I made it and I was determined to figure this apple thing out. My apple that day was appropriate – they were already placed up upon a pedestal. In one weeks time they held huge significance, they were becoming a journey to health and symbols of personal redemption. I’d placed them way, way, up on a pedestal and that meant that anything that might go wrong could lead me to a grand disappointment. Oh hindsight you fascinating thing you!
As you will begin to see, my apples take on a life of their own and they greatly mimic what’s going on with me personally. The next few apples follow along with my trip to Maine as you will see this week.
To see my original seventh post from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.
And the story will continue tomorrow!
Side Note: I want to make it clear where the daily apple will be posted. I’m obviously posting here but they can also be found on the Apples For AS Facebook page and on their very own Instagram page! Some days I will share them to my personal Facebook page and you are welcome to friend or follow me there too – I love new friends!