Archive for April, 2009

picture perfect

Posted in penny for my thoughts, through the lens on April 29, 2009 by twotwoeight

the sky is your canvas

What if the sky was your canvas?  What if it was bathed in the orange glow of the sun, peeking out from between the cotton candy clouds?  What if you could put your paintbrush on it and create swirls of colours blending into perfection?

view from my window

I’d be elated, and happiness would radiate from every cell in my body and I’d be the most contented person ever.

orange fury

What if your imagination was the limit?  What would you do?

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of dying and death and everything in between

Posted in cloudy days, doctoring tales, love on April 20, 2009 by twotwoeight

Recently, a little boy who was diagnosed with leukaemia 2 years ago was found to have a relapse.  The news was devastating for his mother, who was there with him every step of the way.  It had been a very long two years.  As they thought they were close to winning this battle, his mother had bought him a two-wheel bicycle just weeks before, to signify the beginning of a new chapter of their lives.  Unfortunately, that would not be the way this story will go.

When his mother told me they had decided not to continue with any more treatments, I could see that she was beaten.  She used to be a feisty and strong woman who spoke in a very animated and expressive manner.  But as she calmly told me of her decision, her voice was hushed and her eyes were glistening.  She held my hands and thanked me for all that I had done for her son and her.  That meant alot to me, as just months before, she had literally been cursing me to my face and I had to my best, tried to minimize contact with her.  At that moment, I felt a huge lump form at the back of my throat and had to choke back my tears as I struggled to find the right words to say.  I could not.  All I could do was to hold her.

The bicycle has now been kept.

Life is full of tough choices…

Posted in penny for my thoughts, the box of chocolates known as life on April 8, 2009 by twotwoeight

that we have to make…every single day.  However, this seems to be a recurring theme for the past 2 weeks.

temptation on the bed

Sigh…

those puppy-dog eyes

Posted in kindred spirits, love, through the lens on April 6, 2009 by twotwoeight

Here's looking at you babe

Tell me what's on your mind

deep in thought too

will make you melt in a heartbeat.

Quill auditions for the theatre…

Posted in family, love on April 5, 2009 by twotwoeight

oliver-twist

Oliver Twist – the real McCoy

Oliver Twist wannabe

Quill – the Oliver Twist wannabe

Quill in the act

I say she wins paws down.  Now everyone say aawwwww… 🙂

The night the maid wasn’t around

Posted in family, random bits on April 2, 2009 by twotwoeight

PW and the dishes

The speech bubble may be different, but this is an exact replica of my sister!!!

PS/ Eventually, we did all the dishes 😉