its a beautiful country and at present is green enough.
but under the surface there is a grimness not many have a chance to articulate and many are too bogged down in dreary toil to even try to make sense of it, let alone start a blog page cos of your personal sense of outrage.
i am tired my friends.
i am tired of ireland.
the doctors....the HSE...and the crass way we do things here.
i have good reason.
but maybe pasting up detail found in the local newspapers these words do sum it up and give me reason to be afraid:
|Addi lay in bed and just slept. i could hardly move a muscle. i had a bed companion at least! caption|
|after a very successful painting exhibition i seemed to have become very unwell, i had no temperature control and had long passed the menopause. i was shattered all the time|
|its horrible to know you have been left in a small room with a dog alone. told to keep taking the 'anti-depressants' but i knew i was very sick, i soon was to act.|
|my pain was so bad....|
|i couldnt have done without my Ana|
|i didnt enjoy thinking much. How can you go from a successful painter with studio to not being able to get out of bed? and how can you be left? well i am still thinking, the same thoughts|
|I hope Nijmegen experts alike will look at the shoes a person with considerable defects is supposed to wear, do you see holes in the soles, well yes they saw me through a snow filled winter and still - no shoes! so we are now 2006-2015|
Yes i do consider i have gifts, so here i share....
|my brushes snapped by twin when i was asleep|
|i was beginning to become quite accomplished at an art form i had not done since art college days, then whack i was 'outta it'|
|I received an Arts Council Award to do photography and i loved that too...rarely do much now as too busy trying to get healthcare.|
|'You understand, don't you?'|
i called this image and entered it for an Irish Times Competition, i got runner up! not bad!
|you have to admit that they are worth photographing?|
|LOOKING DOWN TOWARDS DUN LAOGHAIRE AND THE EAST COAST|
|THE GREEN LANE WITH MY ANA STANDING 'ARE YOU COMING?' SHE WONDERS|
|BULLOCK HARBOUR NOT CHANGED IN GENERATIONS, STILL SELLING CRABS FROM SMALL FISHERS|
|YOU HAVE TO END WITH A SMILE - my great niece who is all grown up now well still teeny but not this teeny anymore!|