Coronavirus Coexistence DAY 48 Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Nothing, today the interviews have been a total disaster. Rudy Mercado in the end could not connect. In the end, my friend Bea rescued me live (all improvised). Until 4:45 p.m., she was not sure what she was going to do. Thank you friend for your support. Here I leave you with the disaster (in the end I am discovering that I screw up everything, really, everything I do).
Here is my artwork. Let’s see, I don’t think it´s that bad. Bea says I broke the rule of proportions. I don’t know, I think it looks beautiful.
And here is something funny. Since the lockdown began, I have been sleeping in the balcony (it is a closed room that was an open terrace). In theory, it is my mother’s new room, the room I prepared for her when I moved her here from Madrid last year. Early in the year she began having symptoms of Alzheimer’s (or senile dementia) and I realized she could no long live alone. I later realized that it was too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer so we switched rooms.
At first, the change was very confusing for her and she didn’t want to go to sleep in my room, or would forgot at night where she had to sleep. She sometimes complains because she wants “her room” back. I always try to explain to her that she is better off in my room, that she has privacy and less clarity. She’s getting used to it, but last night she told me: “Now I know why you sleep in the balcony”, I asked her “Why?”, and she said: “Because there is less traffic to get to your work.” Hahahaha, and I tell her: “Of course, Mom, because from the bedroom to get to work (the terrace), there are a lot of traffic jams, like the hallway, the bathroom, the living room.”
Today is International Dance Day, and to celebrate it I decided to do it in a big way with my mother and Champaign. After the other day with the cider, she asked me: “When are we going to drink something delicious like the other day again?” and I told her: “Today, mom, it’s International Dance Day, you and I are going to dance and drink,” and so we did.
Daily reflection: Today I have learned that things come as they come and that we have no control over many external things. Yes, we have some internal control, but many external things just happen without warning. Therefore, it is always better to be prepared for everything and nothing. It is better to smile at any situation, no matter how it presents itself, and maintain a good disposition to face it. Today I think I tried to do that with my painting Master Class and I had a great time with myself.
“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst and smile at life.”