Hawk or Dove?

Hawk or Dove?

Since the winter of 1993, a few months after I started antibioticsi, I have been assiduous in making my own seasonal cards, with one of my own paintings or drawings on the front. In previous years it might have been rather a bore but now it is something that I feel I have to do partly in order to show that I'm am still alive ad kicking and not reduced to making scrappy little mouth and foot designs which I never would have been happy doing.

 

This year, the cards are all made and the envelopes addressed but I still have to write on my share of the cards. Why? Today it is largely because I am too busy flagging posts which I deem to be inappropriate. My main worry is that people who always appear at this time of year, wanting help, will be put off by the strange route the site is taking at the moment. Other people, regular posters, have written to me saying that they are completely put off by the site at the moment. Well, most people know me too well to know that this year's tardiness is due to my sudden deterioration. My clack-handed ex-neurologist might think I have finally fallen off the edge, but there is time still for him to get his annual card, right at the last minute before he goes to do whatever Methodists do at Christmas! The sanity of this site is more important......................... Sarah

 

A Journey through Light and Shadow

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This is the front of the card, a watercolour called Hawk or Dove...............................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Lovely :o)

Dove.  Tis the season of peace and gentle good spirit.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Hawks and doves are much better than bats..

Stratton/Wheldon protocol 02/2006 - 10/11 for CFSi and many problems 30 years

Thank you, Mack, Jen and Lala! I think, though, Lala, that some bats are rather nice – we have some nice paceable ones hibernating in the attic.  As far as I know, they don’t liken me to a low-life Gestapo member.

 

Below, though, is the image to be found in miniature on the reverse of the card:

 

http://www.avenues-of-sight.com/11-06-Dove or Hawk.html<

 

This is Dove or Hawk as opposed to Hawk or Dove.  In real life both are quite big as watercolours go: 53x73cm but I smalled them down to A6 size for printing the card.............Sarah

 

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

It's a fine image. The original is beautiful. I never know quite what to expect when I enter the artist's studio.

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension">i (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazolei. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

Haha! Hawk or dove? My goodness, I see a mighty sexy lady, anatomically speaking. The pelvic cavity with the appropriate window dressings. I love it.

PPMSi-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpni in birth canal but it didn't pass BBBi until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAPi 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

Nancy: So true.

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension">i (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazolei. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

Now, wait a minute you two!  What about the beak, wings and markings on the feathers?........................ Sarah

 

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

 Nancy I see there the same. It was the first thing that came into my mind and I always did hard to try to find there a hawk or a dove. In fact after a few minutes I found there something that could look like part of the birds but always when I came back I saw your description. I only didn't know how to express it. You did it perfectly and I love both Sarah's painting and your description. I think that we borth see the same as our brains have not been so good yet as Sarah's brain and they work in a different way. In a man's way? As David see the same there. By the way I showed the painting to my husband and asked what he could see there. After a few seconds he started to smile and told "a partridge" but he thought of the same thing what we three think of. So Nancy we have to continue with the abxi because I am afraid our MSi makes our thinking man's thinking. Or not?

MSi for more than 30 years, WP since July 08, break Jan 09-March 09. NACi 2x600mg, Doxyi 2x100mg, Roxi 2x150mg, Entizol in pulzes, LDNi, supplementsi.Since May 2013 without abxi.

Now I can see clearly from the side a bowed bird head with a peak and spread wings in the upper part that looks like a dove and lower part feathered legs are the legs of hawk. I love both views. 

MSi for more than 30 years, WP since July 08, break Jan 09-March 09. NACi 2x600mg, Doxyi 2x100mg, Roxi 2x150mg, Entizol in pulzes, LDNi, supplementsi.Since May 2013 without abxi.

I’ll tell the truth: it’s a bee orchid, often seen as what you three think, but I changed the colours to try and make it look like something else,  Obviously I haven’t succeeded completely, but I wonder what Fat Face will think when he gets his copy?  Perhaps he will choke on his morning coffee........................ Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Sarah I think you have succeded perfectly. Maybe your imagination of a person who you are going to send the card to caused the result. Perfect!

MSi for more than 30 years, WP since July 08, break Jan 09-March 09. NACi 2x600mg, Doxyi 2x100mg, Roxi 2x150mg, Entizol in pulzes, LDNi, supplementsi.Since May 2013 without abxi.

Damn it, so he won’t choke on his coffee after all?........................ Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I think he will! He will be so surprised that he will choke on. There is so much to surprise and the more to surprise the bigger shock.

MSi for more than 30 years, WP since July 08, break Jan 09-March 09. NACi 2x600mg, Doxyi 2x100mg, Roxi 2x150mg, Entizol in pulzes, LDNi, supplementsi.Since May 2013 without abxi.

Sarah, I don't post much, but I am checking almost every day for spam. Apparently, a lot is getting by me, though.

 

Or is the problem inappropriate posts by members? I don't really check for that.

 

Ron

Ron

On CAPi for CFSi starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Began rifampin trial 1/14/09

Currently: on intermittent

Ron, I’d better write to you!........................ Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hi, Sarah,

Back to the dove and the hawk for a minute.  I noticed the gentle colors with the accompanying brown accents, even to something deep inside, which resembled a beak. But I could not "see" enough detail to even begin to create in my mind, a bird. I could NOT figure it out. I even went so far, in my head, as to guess that you too, have enormous flights of imagination, like David, And this painting was your version of a story in your head.(He puts his in writing). Can I tell you how relieved i was that I hadn't really missed anything about the birds: the painting was of a flower! Which I should have expected in the first place. I think your painting is beautiful. Lucky,the recipients of your beauty. I think your past makes the richness and cohesiveness even deeper.LOVELY!

Why don't you send the Methodist  a picture of a Christmas ass?

Isn't that what Mary rode??

MSmom

Evita, we are not thinking like men; Sarah is thinking like an artist. She may set out to make a bird but her subconscious says otherwise. It is, undoubtedly, a self-portrait. In fact, a self-portrait that gives warning to men; for her hawk is ready to grab them and make them her own.

PPMSi-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpni in birth canal but it didn't pass BBBi until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAPi 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

This is lovely Sarah. It is so open to interpretation. It reminds me of a Rorschach inkblot test. The first thing I see is an orchid. My orchids have just recently finished blooming. 

 

RRMSi diagnosed 1996. Many years of weird symptoms before this. Started CAPi around 6/11? Minoi 200mg daily, Roxyi 300mg daily, Tinii pulses started 11/11 (very tentatively!) Major problems with headaches 01/12, substitued mino with doxyi.&l

Sarah I love your painting more every day. It's amazing how it is different for me every day. Firstly I could hardly see any sighns of birds and I saw immediately what I saw and my picture remained in my mind till Nancy didn't write what she saw there and surprisingly I saw there the same. From this time as it was put down I suddenly started to see both birds and now I see there only birds. It's really a very fine work with many beautiful details. This can be painted only by an excellent artist who can hide his idea that can't be seen immediately and it takes longer to find the idea but finally the artist's idea can be found. It's there! Fantastic! 

MSi for more than 30 years, WP since July 08, break Jan 09-March 09. NACi 2x600mg, Doxyi 2x100mg, Roxi 2x150mg, Entizol in pulzes, LDNi, supplementsi.Since May 2013 without abxi.

Yes, an orchid. That's exactly an orchid! I showed the next bad side of MSi. The years bound inside and when walking outside the only aim was to reach the goal which was a few meters away seeing nobody, nothing, no flowers, no nature, no sky. I couldn't lift my head, looked to the left or right just following the ground where I was stepping. If I moved my head just a centimeter I would fall down. So I forgot about how flowers look like in details, nature,.. Oh! I hope this is over.

MSi for more than 30 years, WP since July 08, break Jan 09-March 09. NACi 2x600mg, Doxyi 2x100mg, Roxi 2x150mg, Entizol in pulzes, LDNi, supplementsi.Since May 2013 without abxi.

This from Nancy: It is, undoubtedly, a self-portrait. In fact, a self-portrait that gives warning to men; for her hawk is ready to grab them and make them her own.  I think maybe she should have said make mincemeat out of them!  I did the painting nearly a year ago, but suddenly thought it was apposite to post here.  I guess everyone can see why!  After all, I have been making these cards since before the site started but have never posted one before....................... Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

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