Tuesday, August 21, 2018

No air, stabbed flower, black jade, Eat something- it will make you feel better


Third worst air quality in the nation today. Staying in, coughing, eyes burning, stabbing a LARGE flower into shape to wear in autumn. Looks like it has POX.



Found this highly polished and cut ,by hand , black jade pendant my Dad made for my Mom in the early sixties. He rock hounded a hunk of rough jade outside of Jeffery city, a uranium mine town, where everyone died  of cancer. Wondering how toxic this magnificent pendant might be. It is very large, I would never wear it but can not get rid of it either- because I remember- Dad in the basement with his diamond saw, diamond sanders, turning what looks to everyone else as a hunk of dirty rock into a fine piece of jewelry. Wearing his fingernails off - hand polishing this very hard rock.



Thankful for having pretty great parents. A good easy life full of curiosities and adventure. Living quite interdependently in the mountains in the summer.
My parents did travel around toting us, my brother and me, in spite of us groaning and complaining and having to stop every thirty minutes for some lame excuse.
When ever I felt terrible , riding around in the back seat, getting car sick, Mom would hand  something amazing  to me, out of her endless bag of tricks,  and say, "Eat something, you will feel better",I usually did, for a little while.


Fruit on a smoke filled dirty brown day, is refreshing. 
Feeling better already!
Eating may be better than breathing...

10 comments:

  1. It would be interesting to get that beautiful pendant checked for radiation.
    Is there any rain in your forecast? This can't be good for anyone, neither body nor soul.

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    1. Air quality effects everything ! I just want to take a long bath, an all day long bath with a hepa filter in the room. A measure of how ill I feel is the pox felted flower. Spotted existence, spotted lungs- not good.

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  2. That's what I was thinking, get a geiger counter and see if that beautiful pendant is sparking. so sorry for the brown air. at least his kind is temporary, not like the brown air Trump wants to bring back.

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    1. This is pretty terrible, lung damage is long term, they say, It is worse than L.A. used to be, at least it is temporary we hope and The RUMP is going to disappear one day.

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  3. Urgh that pollution looks terrible. I saw something like it in LA once but I always had the idea that WA was a clean, countrified sort of state. The fruit looks good. And I hope you have an air filter.

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    1. Husband got four filters yesterday, staying in with fans running through the filters. The effects are felt, lungs, eyes, headache- turns out that breathing clean air is pretty important!

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  4. Oh, I forgot to say the pendant is wonderful. What nice parents, and a wonderful gift for your mother.

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    1. Isn't is though, Dad made a lot of jewelry from stone he found, Clever man.

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  5. People who make jewelry are such artists. That's a beautiful piece. And a beautiful plate!

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  6. I wish you could enjoy the watermelon with me- the best part of summer! The pendant is too large for me to wear so it just collects dust, like a lot of the things my Dad made for my Mom. She liked LARGE.

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