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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Fork in the Road


I had some health problems over the past few months that required frequent visits to my doctor's office. As I sat on the examining table, I looked out the window at a beautiful view of the hills and the highway as it disappears into the tunnel headed to San Francisco. I really wanted to paint this picture and give it to my doctor, who is really an angel named Elizabeth. Little did I know that I was at a major fork in my own road, as I painted this one. Rather than obsessing over painting the perfect picture, I simply framed it, with it's many imperfections, and gave it to her, as an expression of my gratitide for her gentle care of my health. I am still not sure which way the road is taking me, but I know it is in the right direction!

No painting can express my gratitude for a Doctor that has taken so much interest in helping me re-gain my health. Thank you, Dr. Elizabeth Maier, in Orinda, California.
You are one of a kind.

Lisa

6 comments:

no way said...

What a kind gift for your doctor! I hope all is well (or getting well!) with your health, I know how frightening that can be.

The paining in this post is beautiful, as is the fish a few posts below.

caseytoussaint said...

I'm sure she'll be thrilled with this gift!

Margaret Ann said...

Nice art and thoughts...remember wherever the fork leads you...art will always follow you and be your faithful companion as you journey on. :)

deborah said...

hope all is well...surly your problems weren't with your heart, I think you have a very healthy heart..wishing you well...

atomicvelvetsigh said...

oh i hope things are ok now.. you know we all face those forks in our life's roads.. and one or another we indeed had to go with the road face what lies ahead.. the only difference is that if we face it with a smile..

so smile.. things would be brighter.. and im glad you have a great doctor by your side..

PamYla said...

Wow what a beautiful painting! Im sure that she will treasure it forever too! I hope you feel better soon