Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nora Kasten Artist Oil Painting "Pansies"


"Pansies"
Oil painting on linen on board  (5"x 7")  From the archives

"This morning I'm sitting here in a hotel room close to my son, Jason's, home.  Yesterday, I ventured out for the three hour drive up here to visit with him and his wife, Tish.  We had a nice dinner and good visit last night but I still need to be alone.  We'll all get together again before I head back to Naples this afternoon. 

I was managing life better than I ever thought I could without Karl but this past Friday and Saturday a black cloud hit me like a ton of bricks and my emotions just went haywire.  The tears have come in buckets full and nothing seems to mean anything anymore.  I know logically that everything will be ok and work out in time.  Faith and actually "the power of now" continues to sustain me.

Please forgive me for not answering so many e-mails and comments.  Your words mean so much to me right now but I'm just having a hard time.  Does that sound like self pity  . . . .  I can just hear Karl telling me that.  How I miss him."

9 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

Good to see you posting. Really like this pansy piece.
Give your self plenty of time to heal. No easy fix for losing loved ones. Thinking of you.

billspaintingmn said...

Nora, I too am grieving. This is a difficult time. I pray all the best for you and your family.

Nora Kasten said...

Bill, I just went to your blog after reading your comment on mine. I am so sorry you have to go through this agony too. I had no idea. I have holed up here all alone but after this past week-end I know I have to make a effort to be with people. I'm planning on going to Stape's workshop if he has room for me on the 25th of September. I will drive and it's giving me something to look forward to. Everything seems so senseless right now but I know it will change. I've begun to pray for you and your family too now. . . . more later

Nora

Anonymous said...

Nora,
I just found this blog site of yours. Reading it makes me feel closer to you.
Just remember, it takes time to heal. Some days will be better than others.
We're off to Il. at the end of the month. The family is getting together to celebrate Len's 90th birthday.
Renee

Susan Roux said...

Nora, I think the workshop will be good for you. I'm happy you decided to do this. Thanks so much for the invite.

Don't be so hard on yourself. Time is necessary for healing. You're doing great taking steps forward. Life will someday have meaning again...

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Hi Nora,

I don't really know except over the internet, but just want you to know that your honesty (and of course your beautiful art) is an inspiration to me. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

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