Melting in the Sun

Whistler
1834-1903
American Aesthetic painter, printmaker and etcher
The Japanese Dress
1888-1890
26.6 x 17.9 cms | 10 1/4 x 7 ins
Pencil, chalk and pastel on br
Davison Art Center
Middletown | United States

Melting in the Sun
September 05, 2018
I have been thinking a lot about the sun. It was 97 degrees today, and my vision was double. Over the weekend, it was even hotter, and my vision was also blurred. I called my neurologist and he said, “If you don’t go on medication to prevent disease progression, then I have nothing to offer you.” I told him he was a drug bully and it was the principle of the matter – the drug companies – that I had a problem with. It costs $5,900 for a months supply of Copaxone, or $200 a daily shot! “I’m going to get a second opinion.” (rather a tenth opinion) I told him. “And I hope you don’t charge for bad news.”

Melting in the Sun
All that I am is melting in the sun
I let go of my hold upon
the rising of the sun

light travels faster than I can see or gather
if I gather much, I have nothing over

all that remains is melting in the sun
I let go of my hold upon
the setting of the sun

light travels faster than we can see or measure
if we gather little, we have more than enough over
~ Stacy Sweeney