life, love,art. heart failure and assorted ramblings

life, love,art. heart failure and assorted ramblings

Don't Talk Like That...

I write to find out what my heart thinks....
I write to expose and work through the ugly parts of this disease, open heart surgery that was less than successful and more recently an S-ICD (internal cardiac defibrillator) implanted in my chest that will hopefully restore my heart beat in case of sudden cardiac death. I am here to celebrate my life, to uncover my fears, to hold on to love, to learn how to live a full life with heart failure, to honor my creativity, and to explore all of my emotions out loud ...before anyone can say
"Don't talk like that!"


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

I Remember This Day... I Remember That Day 9/11


I remember this day.  I remember that day. 

I remember in 1994 there had already been one attempt to take down the WTCs. I was searched and scanned before I could get on the elevator.

I remember thinking to myself, what a ridiculous idea…anyone thinking they could bring down the WTC 1 or 2.... never mind both.

I remember passing Calder’s giant red stabile on the streets as we arrived.

I remember the absolutely huge,  35’ x 20’ tapestry by Miro’ in the lobby of 2 World Trade Center. 

I remember the severe contrasting scale of the art, the buildings and the teams of people that were perfectly comfortable and at home, living and working in their presence. The awkward balance of size and scale was beyond breath taking!

I remember how high up in the air I was, how exposed I felt, but how much I could see from such an amazing advantage.

I had forgotten how spectacular that day was!

I remember the day they came down, thinking to myself, this cannot be real. I was tucked safely in my own studio, and still felt an overwhelming, paralyzing and terrifying fear. 

.....a fear  that took over every one of my magnificent memories and the absolute awe of The World Trade Centers, the feelings, the people and the art
                                                  …until today.


"Auld Lang Sine"  Maira Campbell

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