Monday Musings–30OCT23

Had an MRI this week. The first in a couple of years. Seems that Northern Light has a newer machine, that is close to a CTScan machine. Not as tight , and with a shorter barrel. Makes it a lot less claustrophobic. Easy Peasy. Still loud though. The advance in just a couple of years was great for me, who doesn’t like tight places.

The room at hospital with MRI scanner.

Working on a new painting. It’s of our old house that we lived in for 18 years, before we had to move to Bangor, when I got sick.

That’s just a few hours work. Roughing in colors and form.

Here’s some rules from Sister Corita Kent:

The Rules
  1. Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for a while.
  2. General duties of a student — pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students.
  3. General duties of a teacher — pull everything out of your students.
  4. Consider everything an experiment.
  5. Be self-disciplined — this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.
  6. Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail; there’s only make.
  7. The only rule is work. If you work, it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.
  8. Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. They’re different processes.
  9. Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think.
  10. We’re breaking all the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities.


Helpful hints

  • Always be around.
  • Come or go to everything.
  • Always go to classes.
  • Read anything you can get your hands on.
  • Look at movies carefully, often.
  • Save everything. It might come in handy later.

Think that’ll do it for this week.

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