Harry is one of my primary mentors, and the prime reason I take the time and energy to write my own blog, and the many hours I spend to share the writing of others.
Below are some excerpts from Harry’s blog on subject of Crafting during September 2015:
September 2, 2015
Completed another treasure box and two snow globes. At this rate I won’t need to be turning anything on Christmas Eve.
Harry Urban September 20, 2015
When I do woodworking I have no idea what I’m going to make. However it turns out is ok with me. I start with a block of wood or a tree branch and start turning. I start removing wood until it begins to look like something and then I think, that might make a good something or other.
Every day of my life is like thank, I wake up in the morning and go through the motions of waking up and stumble along until something begins to make sense to me. On good days I begin to see things clearly and usually have what I think is a good day. If I’m turning a piece of wood and it turns out unrecognizable, it goes in the burn barrel.
If I wake up in a fog, I’m screwed because I’m going to have a bad day. Just like the hunk of wood that goes in the burn barrel, there is nothing I can do about the fog so I might just wait until another day and try again.
September 21, 2015
My life as I know it will come to a end when I can no longer turn wood. I will have lost all my creativity and that part of the battle would have been lost. People not living this disease have no idea of the things we lose. When you lose the things you taken for granted all your life, the reality of your disease takes hold.
You are not in the late stages but you know the feelings of loss. You are not ready to give up but you know the day is coming when you will. You are getting closer to the final goodbye. Redirecting no longer works because there is no place to redirect me to.
I think this is the hardest part because it is so easy to give up and let fate takes its course. Maybe looking for another mountain to climb is the answer because like so many others living in my world, we are not ready to give up yet. We need help to be led to that mountain, then it is up to us if we want to climb it or not.
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