Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
LillieBun: April 2001-May 18, 2011
My dear LillieBun crossed the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon. She was a dear, little, spunky bun who graced us with her love and personality for ten years. She had slowed down a great deal and had some arthritis that was limiting her movement, although she would occasionally manage a binky in the playpens. She had become a little old fragile ladybun and I had been expecting this for several weeks, but until yesterday she had not gotten to the point of needing that final trip to the vet. Last night I knew that I'd have to take her today. She liked being held, but had never liked being picked up and would usually kick and squirm until she was comfortable and felt secure in my arms or on my lap. As I picked her up to hold her before putting her in the carrier, her efforts at protesting being picked up took all her strength. The trip to the vet wasn't necessary.
I enjoy art and like to look for it in the natural world. My craft interests include handspinning and most of the fiber arts, especially knitting, weaving, and working with paper. Other important things are my family and friends, my pets, nature, literature, poetry, music, history, birding, star gazing, museums...and the list goes on. In other times and places, I've been an archaeologist, taught anthropology, and worked in a living history museum, so I find all sorts of things to hold my interest and keep me entertained. I hope to share some of these things with you.