Support Oklahoma’s recovery from this week’s storms

I have many updates to post here. Depression is such a beast because it zaps me of any desire to be creative – even makes me question whether I have ever been creative or have any potential to be creative in the future – so I allow myself to be paralyzed by insecurity and feelings of inadequacy. Isolation kills when it comes to depression and the best thing in the world to do is to shine a bright light into the dark places, but the illness fights hard to keep its hold on me. I’m coming back, slowly, so expect a real post in the next few days.

In the meantime, however, I have been horrified by what I’ve seen on TV and social media from Oklahoma this week. I cannot imagine how you begin to put your life, your family, and your community back together again after the total devastation these storms have wrought, but I know that they will need support from the entire country and even the world.

I became aware of a wonderful effort going on right now to provide financial support for those affected by these storms and I want to share it with all of you in hopes that some will be moved to contribute in whatever way you are able.

(My dear friend, Marla, is one of the generous artists who has contributed one of her amazing pieces to this campaign, and I could not be any prouder of her.)

Tragedies such as these always remind me of the blessings in my life – and they are MANY! – so I’m hoping that I will be paying far above the normal retail for the painting of Marla’s that I’ve got my eye on for TCB’s birthday. (Hope you’re not reading, Honey!) I cannot be there in person to help pick things up but I can be there in spirit and with financial support; we each do what we can.

  • I too deal with that beast of depression and when it grabs me I know just what you mean! Hope you are doing better!!


      Thanks, Sueellen. I think I get just a little bit better in terms of battling the depression fog with every day but it still surprises me with its ferocity sometimes. The littlest things can become huge Wooly Mammoths just because my brain is misfiring. Frustrating but manageable once I realize that’s what is going on.

      Have a lovely weekend!