Wednesday, August 18, 2010

john the rabbit

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
John Steinbeck (1902-1968) writer, 1962 Nobel laureate for literature

we returned home sunday evening from a quick trip to metro dc. what originally was planned as a belated birthday celebration for my dad, instead turned into a family healing vigil at an area hospital. my father, who is quite frail got seriously dehydrated earlier last week.

I'm happy to report that by the time we left my dad was doing much better. each day brings news of continued improvement. it will be a while until my dad gets back to his baseline; we pray he will get back to his baseline. dehydration among the elderly can be very, very serious. we are so happy that dad is recovering. he's still in the hospital; prior to coming home he will have to spend some time in a nursing facility for physical and occupational therapy.

wall wednesday continues on the mouse. instead of pink floyd, I thought I'd post elizabeth mitchell's version of john the rabbit, a traditional american folksong. it goes so well with the roa mural. don't ask me why but I've had bunnies on the brain for the last several days.

since getting home ms t and I have been on an elizabeth mitchell binge. I just learned that in october elizabeth and friends will release sunny day, another smithsonian folkways cd - we are psyched!

photo: brooklyn, june 2010


ArtSparker said...

Beautiful mural. I have been in the emergency room with my father for dehydration, I can relate.

Betsy Brock said...

best wishes for your dad's complete recovery!

Looking foward to 'sunny day' :)

Watson said...

Glad your father is on the road to recovery, Mouse. Sending lots of healing thoughts for a complete recovery.

karen said...

Hope your dad continues to make a full recovery. Loved John the Rabbit video. Ms t has good taste in music!

Megan said...

Best wishes for the papa mouse. Hope recovery continues well!

That is a fabulous mural.

Betty said...

kim - wishing your father a swift and full recovery.

(that rabbit mural is just wonderful!)

CiCi said...

Sorry to hear about your father's hospital stay and hope he recovers fully very soon. My hubby and I are in the sixties and we are becoming aware of the need to keep hydrated.