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Thread: just want to say.....

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    just want to say.....

    I want to thx each and every one inhere giving me words of comfort and encouragement , thank you.I was talking in one of the works about energy....the only energy left in me is the energy to breath and even that becomes a core. But i can only blame myself for the trouble i'm in right now as i wanted to be as so many youngsters in my early 20's and fit in by smoking to impress;(Little did we know what a havoc that would cause later in our life;(, Now i'm sitting here ,sometimes gasping for air even with the most basic movements!.There is the reason for my low energy, i need it to BREATH.
    But as long as there is a light at the end of the tunnel? i gone try to walk towards it.....i made it so far right ?.

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    Best wishes.

    G'day from Australia.

    I had a look at your paintings and some are really cool. I can't leave a comment as I have been able to register as a member yet.

    Best wishes and don't give up.

    Paul.

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    Sorry to hear of your illness. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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    Hey Rondo,

    Have figured you have been challenged physically for some time now from little hints that you've dropped. I'm very sorry to hear it has to do with breathing. Of course I would hate to hear it was anything other than perfect health. But this is very challenging indeed -- something we all take for granted until we don't have it easily available, then it is the most important thing in the world. So I hear you, my friend.

    Your art has gotten better and better over time. I think part of it is that you got to where it was a little more than just a dabble. I think you're really speaking through your images. And as they are very symbolic of where you're coming from, they are very elegant and articulate, even in their relative simplicity. The subject is generally clear, and it got to where the way you applied your paint spoke of the effort involved. But they're brilliant, and even in the hardship, through it can be seen the intention to find something, to create a dialog of sorts with us here, but also within yourself. It's always been so interesting to me how conversations from within just sort of well up and float to the surface.

    What has also been interesting to me is that you have chosen the Earth as a constant source of metaphor, whether in global warming, deforestation, or whatever the imagery is that pears it all down to the core. The elemental character of your symbolism suggests a lot of soul searching and looking for a parallel context, someone or something that has a rapport that relates to you personally. And that you see the Earth itself as being your partner in dialog, as if you and the planet are a couple people sharing a recovery room making conversation -- maybe even a conversation with a parental figure.

    In the old days before all this translation technology, when I was traveling to places where language was not mine, and since words didn't work in that context, I had occasion to draw pictures to get my message across. I could at least identify the simpler more basic ideas. And the other person either got the message or they didn't. But sooner or later I could get my ideas across. I'm wondering if this isn't how art can be used, just in a more relaxed manner where someone is not staring at you losing patience. Hahah.

    Anyway, that's not too far afield from how I see most casual paintings that are unfettered by commercial imperatives of subject and quality. When someone can paint whatever they feel like painting, pushing paint around like a hands on ink blot test, a whole lot comes through -- most of all for the artist themselves to express.

    So, there's my picture, the way I paint these days -- in words. Hope you get from it what I'm trying to communicate -- you do matter, your health matters, and your paintings are personal notes that let anyone paying attention know where you are.

    Be well my friend, and take this ride you've been handed the ticket for. This is yet another phase of the journey from which comes a whole lot of stuff from inside -- generating emotion, thoughts, insights, and amplifies it all so we get a good look. Please continue to let us know how you're doing.

    Be well, Rondo.

    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Dear people...,many thanks from deep inside for these kind and gentle words of comfort and support.Some people know me better inhere then others because the years we all are here and we have appreciate and comment works and paintings,scribbles and drawings.I hope i still will be able to do so in the near future as i really enjoy it.When i can i post things myself if the situation allows me to.Dear D Akey,thank you so much for your writing and even i can't respond in so many words as you do but let me tell you this......your not so far of I love nature and as nature i believe in the self healing of the body to a certain extent just like mother nature does.My work is never a work planned before....i sit down and start drawing lines til i see something popping out and go from there ( i guess you know what i mean).happy also you enjoy my works inhere.
    Again dear people...thank you all so much

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    Dear Rondo, I cannot properly express with words how much it's sad and painful to hear of Your healt problems.
    To some extent I can also understand You reminding when my cardiological problems made me felt short of breath and all the rest. I still have since few years sensible limitations as for energy and endurance.
    Nonetheless it looks like You're constantly in such an even worse frustrating and uncomfortable condition which makes Your artpieces look even more stunning and Your person look very strong, positive, instructive, almost heroic.
    That's possible the great secret behind Your paintings which can provide us all with an endless sense of peace and beauty, almost a supernatural kind of them, above turmoils, pains and disputes.
    Thank You for this gifts and I wish You all the best for any possible improvement science may eventually provide You with in the forthcoming days!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Dear Caesar,thank you for your words of support. And yes indeed.....every day is a struggle to try to do the things i want to do wit as less effort as possible and that is not easy and indeed frustrating I wish no one else has to go thru this as it can be some times very painful and frightening.But hey!!!, i'm still alive

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    Rondo, so very sorry to hear of your struggles, I know it well , sending you good thoughts and wishes

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    Sorry to hear

    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    Dear Caesar,thank you for your words of support. And yes indeed.....every day is a struggle to try to do the things i want to do wit as less effort as possible and that is not easy and indeed frustrating I wish no one else has to go thru this as it can be some times very painful and frightening.But hey!!!, i'm still alive
    I don't know if you have a health insurance, but if - doesn't it provide an oxygene concentrator machine for you and a mobile oxygene pack?

    My father got one when he suffered from a lung emphysema.

    Untortunatly he died as he did not stop smoking even though he already needed oxygene support...
    But I know cases where people with this desease lived 15 years with it. But they did only healthy things then.

    Maybe taking additional iron helps too to better use the left over oxygene.
    From my father I know it helps to breath salty air. There are these graduation tower for health cure. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graduation_tower

    Get well soon!
    Kunst muss nicht immer kompliziert sein!

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