Painting with Mom
May 26, 2022-- "My mother requires such presence, slowing down and attentiveness. Due to a very rare blood disorder, as we move her, we cannot let any part of her body bump into anything as it will create huge internal bruises that often do not stop bleeding. Additionally, due to a traumatic brain injury and subsequent mini strokes, her left side is now paralyzed and the right side is also very limited in strength so she is not able move herself or sit up on her own anymore. Her short term memory has been non existent since the fall 5 years ago and once a math whiz from the Wharton School of Business, she no longer can compute the simplest 1+1 equations. So what remains? What remains with so much loss of body and mental function?" Artist Pamela Sukhum writes about the profound gifts and life lessons embedded in the process of caring for her beloved mother. (3137 reads)
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The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
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