I noticed today the five watercolors that line the wall I usually have my back to as I wait. I like to look out on the garden, which I now know is the Wellness Garden, maintained by former patients. The fish tank is a gift, also, and maintenance is provided. People really have worked to make this a home. One man donated a bowl with stones you are welcome to take as a memory to his wife, and there are Angel cards to choose each day.
So, I examined the paintings today, and they are of five healing plants, and each one has dried plants from the Wellness garden. The plants celebrated are the one for Taxol, then, Foxglove, Anemone Japonica, which is also known as Beauty Heals the Spirit, Echinecea and Madagascar Periwinkle. Patients have written little notes placed inside the glass. One is "You can make art come out the way you want but not life." I think about that. For me, art evolves, just like life.
Someone just sent me a video of the Easter Egg hunt at the White House. Dick Cheney shoots the Easter Bunny. It is very funny!!