The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Friday, January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016


I couldn't be happier about how much better Escher is doing! I mean, look how close we are! It means so much that he feels safe enough to have this closeness and that he's learning to receive being pet more and more. He'll still get scared and swat but it feels like we're making progress every single day.


Ah, waiting rooms. Nothing like being told "the wait is 2 hours" to make you feel all happy inside. After I gr-rr'd a bit, I tried not to be defeated by being annoyed but rather took to reading. I actually had a book I was totally keen to finish, but... it expired! So, I settled in to re-reading Romeo and Juliet. I read a good chuck of it during the (only) 1 hour wait, and finished it off at night. I'm surprized at how many passages were so familiar, lots of the stuff between Romeo and Juliet, but other lines like "A plague o'both your houses" and "These violent delights have violent ends". Amazing what sticks. Or more likely, what's re-iterated in other works.


The meds are helping and thank goodness I can eat again. I can also stand and walk a little and made it to my first pottery class. Oh how I loved the feel of the clay on my hands. And playing with it. Embossing it. Sponging it down, cutting it. Shaping it. And they actually taught in the class and I sat at the front and could see what was happening and I didn't feel a lot of physical pain. It was the best thing to happen to me in a long, long time.


Suzie Ridler said...

Woah, that is one hell of a long wait Shannon! And man, sucks the book went poof! Romeo and Juliet is a classic and yes, referred to by many!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I'm so glad the wait wasn't as long as anticipated, Shannon! Yay you for trying to keep the grumpies settled and entertained. I can't believe it about the book! At least you had Romeo and Juliet. It's amazing how plays like that can be wonderful re-reads, especially for the moments you described, the ones that stick with you and can keep you company all the time.

Suzie, I'm so glad that pottery went well! When I saw these pictures it was like it just made sense that you were there. Yay that the experience was so much more positive. Sweet!

Shannon said...

What a beautiful picture of you and Escher, Jamie!! So exciting to hear that he is making progress and getting more comfortable every day :)

I'm so glad you made it to pottery class Suzie, and that it went so well enjoying the clay and the experience and a good spot and being taught. That is all such wonderful news. Your piece is amazing! Talk about a great day!!