last Friday . . .
Jeanne: Do you want to ride in the convertible?
Jeanne: Do you want to spend the night with us at the hotel?
Jeanne: Do you want to go shopping?
[I took that as a yes.]
Jeanne: Do you want to walk on the beach?
Nancy: [crickets] [Nancy does not like to walk.]
Jeanne: Do you want to look at the ocean?
Nancy: It’s green!!!
We went down to visit Nancy this weekend.
She didn’t know we were coming.
There were rides in the convertible
a spend-the-night in the hotel on Saturday night
and time spent looking at the ocean
the lacy, green ocean.
There was also drawing
86 drawings made at school since our visit in late October
and 46 drawings made in the hotel room.
The two batches make up
In Our Own Language 18.
Note the color choices
the use of negative space
She continues to make this shape
a vessel, I call it.
It will play a prominent role
when I begin to stitch these.
In Our Own Language 4:22
I’m still stitching
In Our Own Language 4.
Nancy, my developmentally disabled sister-in-law draws.
I, the woman who flat-out loves her, stitch her drawings.