Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
~ Albert Camus, The Fall

another source states the quote this way:

But, in certain cases, carrying on, merely continuing, is superhuman.


I had my mind made up that I’d delete my facebook art page. I’ve been saying it for two weeks, thinking of doing it longer than that. A good friend cared enough to ask me to reconsider. A few others wished me luck and/or said they’d miss my work. I saw the Albert Camus quote this morning, just before I was going to delete the page.

The page’s numbers have gone way down and I’ve got some serious issues with some things that have happened since I started it. I’ve had only a handful of sales and really need the money. The glitches on the site are really annoying, too. Still, I’m going to give it one more shot. Maybe another year?

I’m staying. They thought they were rid of me. I’ve always wanted to be superhuman.


It takes courage.

In 2005, woman with a three-month old baby girl was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Today, that same woman, Heather Von St. James, is alive to spread awareness of this disease and the dangers of asbestos, a dangerous material that’s still not banned in the U.S.

Having lived with a chronic illness for several years, I can only relate on some level to what Heather dealt with, being ill and having to deal with doctors, hospitals, bills, everyday stresses. I can’t begin to imagine being told that I would die in fifteen months, as Heather was told. She’s really a courageous woman!

Please educate yourself about asbestos and mesothelioma, the cancer it’s causing. You may find more information about Heather Von St. James, mesothelioma, and asbestos at Heather’s website:

In this photo, there’s just a glimmer of orange hope in the clouds. I created a poster with this, called “Hopeful, with a chance of clouds”. When you first looked at this picture of a dark, cloudy sky, your eye was drawn to the orange sunlit clouds in the middle of the grey.


Hope is like that. All you need is a little hope to see beyond the dreary grey clouds of life.

Heather’s courage saved her life. That same courage is helping her to raise awareness of this horrific illness, potentially saving many lives. It takes courage to survive a death sentence like mesothelioma. I’m sure her courage fueled her hope, and hope fueled her dream to be well.

Heather Von St. James, I salute you!

Once again, the website for more info:

With a little luck…

I have mixed feelings about luck. I’d like to believe in it. Still, I’ve seen so many situations that had to be more than coincidence. Divine intervention? I don’t know. Either way, they happened. I think we all like it when great things take us by surprise. I used to like to keep a lucky stone in my pocket and I have a knack for finding four-leaf clovers. I like ladybugs. This one I created has seven lucky spots on it. 🙂