Note for today:
Marco, by the time you read this, know it’s been in the planning for a good while. You have a thoughtful sister. Now that I think of it, you have lots of thoughtful sisters.
Here is to your continued health and wellness!
Sylvia, contacted me late October, Hi Monica. I love your work and wanted to know if you have a sketch of the brain. I would like to purchase one for my brother.
I’d received news in early October, about Marco, whom I’ve known since childhood. We lived in the same neighborhood and attended the same grade school and high school. Our families have known each other for many years. The day before Marco was to have surgery, I was in El Paso and saw Danny and Eddie, also childhood friends. They told me Marco would be having brain surgery. Danny was optimistic Marco would fare well.
Sylvia explained Marco had surgery to remove a tumor from his frontal lobe. She showed me photos of Marco, post surgery, and told me he was doing well. I appreciated also seeing some of his sketches that were insightful of his struggle.
Sylvia picked this casein and gesso on paper drawing, from several I showed her. She ends our conversation with, My brother will love receiving work by you. Thank you, Sylvia, I am touched that you wanted to send one of my brain studies to Marco.
Dear Marco, I wish you only the very best in your continued healing. (I think we might be due for a HF class reunion at some point soon.) My best to all of the family. Enjoy your visit with Sylvia and enjoy the artwork!
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