being sick + tether ball

why i love japan

um - first i just want to thank you for all the kindness regarding my last post. thanks for being so enthusiastic about my endeavors. it really means a lot to me.

my tanks came back from the japanese museum show . and of course the museum stacked them perfectly by color. it's just one of those things that would happen in japan - and why i feel such an affinity - it's like a little bit of order in some chaos. structure within something that doesn't really warrant it - i opened the crate and there was just this little bit of ordinary beauty to make my day [and make carrying the heavy crate worth it]

i have been sicker than i've been in a long time - so if you have been wondering why i haven't been around the internets - that is why. thank god for my amazing husband who took the greatest care of me. i am so so lucky. he doesn't allow me to take care of him in the same way so i'll have to find another way to repay him....

last night as i tried to fall asleep without dry hacking out my lung i kept thinking of tether ball . i'm not sure why this is, but i kept trying to make it into a metaphor for life. random yes. did you play as a kid? it's not like it's the most interesting game, and yet i remember playing it for entire recesses. and then i had this desire to pull out a pair of scissors while the ball was spinning around and just cut it free. a yellow ball catapulting in some direction. [sigh. what in the world does this say about my mental state?]

hope your weeks are off to a good start. i'll be around soon.....

Comments

Anke said…
get well soon - we miss you!
vitamin-hug, anke.
hannah said…
ugh. i hope you feel better soon, i just got over that cough and now my ribs are sore. those yellow takes just make me happy. so does the tether ball image.
Esti said…
Good to hear that you are feeling better. I look forward all your future moves. You have a great blog, make great art and writte wonderful posts. I enjoy my visits here. Keep on, please.
risa said…
i hope you feel better soon!
i loved tether ball as a kid, although i was never very good at it.
i did love to push the ball REALLY hard and try to get the rope to wrap around the pole super fast.
and
i'm totally going to take you up on that offer to go to lacis.
and maybe the secret button store too???
bugheart said…
hope you feel
better soon...
hooray for D!
the piles
of grey
and yellow
are
just so...
pleasing.
xoxox
Tiffany said…
Oh my dear, that cough is a horrendous thing, isn't it? I woke up Valentine's Day with it and it hasn't totally left me yet! I wish you a speedy end to the dry hacking.

Tiff*

(Oh, I remember when I was a kid, they took our tether ball away from us because one of the boys had a penchant for aiming it at girls heads!)
sally said…
Oh no, I am just getting over that nasty cough bug! And like Hannah, my ribs are SORE! I wish you a speedy recovery.

I love that stack of tanks...and I loved playing tetherball as a child...fun fun.
Kathleen said…
So sorry you are sick. I am glad to hear you are being well taken care of though:) I hope you are on the mend soon.

Tether ball...have not thought of that in forever. Love the scissor image though.
I am so sorry you are feeling so under par...let yourself be looked after and rest up well! You have been working so hard these last months, a rest was likely needed whether you wanted or not.

Is this not always the way when we get sick?

The tanks are amazing...so perfectly ordered. That would make me happy too.

Mmm...we call that Swing Ball here, though we didn't have it at school. Super idea mind you, I loved it so....

Feel better sweet one, xo
shari said…
those stacks are lovely. sorry you haven't been feeling well. i have a sneaking suspicion that i am coming down with something. i'm freezing right now. uh oh. thinking of you. xox
meg said…
i used to love tether ball, too. i'm not sure what your thoughts say about your mental state, but it reminded me of this weirdness - i've become resistant to wearing a seat belt. i wonder what that says about my mental state...

(hope you're feeling better)
xoxo
UNIFORM Studio said…
I hope you are better soon. Your husband sounds like a sweetheart:)
I am so so excited to show you an artist I discovered at the ACC show. I know she is going to take your breath away. I teared up upon seeing her work and it so reminded me of you. I need to get my photos sorted out and I'll send you an image:)
xo
life in yonder said…
Wishing you a quick recovery Lisa! Take care and let your husband take care of you too :-)
nicole said…
what beautiful order. so hope you get to feeling better! xx
amisha said…
blogger ate my long comment :( sending you lots of good thoughts for a quick recovery! so glad d is taking good care of you. xoxo
shoof said…
awww, lisa. you're still sickie. it seems to be taking forever to leave. sorry. try to relax, if possible. tanks await!
anne said…
talk about being really sick and taking the long road to recovery....that sucks so much! sending you patience, chicken-broth and a hug virtually. get well soon and take your time!

love the tank photo. that would make me so happy, too.
sk8ordiehard said…
feel better soon, Lisa! but also relish the down time as much as you can. . . sometimes we all need an excuse to rest!
patricia said…
I sure hope you feel better soon Lisa!
maditi said…
sending the best recovery wishes!!
thanks for commenting on my blog despite being sick :)
Molly said…
Feel better soon! I have the sickness too... feels like sandpaper inside my throat. Yuck!
deerseason87 said…
Oh! I've had the same thing. I'm so happy to be over it, and I'm glad you're on the mend too!
gracia said…
Being sick is no joy at all.
Being looked after, on the other hand, is.
Feel better, g xo
babelfish said…
So sorry to hear you haven't been well, get better soon! (ditto on maditi's comment)...hooray for a great husband, I am thinking good food :) Love this photo, there's something beautiful about organised piles of anything.
julie said…
Oh lisa, i hope you are feeling much better now...lots of chicken soup!!!!

Hmm interesting thoughts about tether ball. i often have random crazy thoughts that come from..well, im not sure. Dreams also keep me wandering..

Love the tank image..it is calming in its order.
Hugs xxx
poppy said…
my friend masami would stack these that way and think nothing of it, so i know what you mean. it's seems so effortless. hope you're feeling better!
louise said…
I love the way your work was returned. I'm pretty sure I'd do the same stacking if it were my job to pack this work up for you. I can totally relate to deriving great pleasure from order.

Hope you're feeling much better today. xo lj
lisa s said…
thank you all for the well wishes!!!!!!!!

hugs
shisomama said…
a tardy tetherball story - when i was in grade school, i was the queen of tetherball. or rather, the queen bee, especially since i was tall. once, in fourth grade, i played this puny little third grader, and i beat her, really fast, and then i made fun of her. "hey, are you gonna cry, baby?" and in fact, she did. i'm not entirely sure why i remember this bullying session so well except that i forgot it until years and years later, when i turned on mtv, and saw the girl i had tormented. she was alicia silverstone, and she was in an aerosmith video! how's that as a metaphor for life?

hope you're all well now.

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