Yesterday I turned my house, my car and my dog over to my friend Sean and now I am in New York City visiting Tamar, Dan and Damian. It was an easy trip down and a shock to be here. After my relatively quiet life in Nova Scotia, I am struggling with the speed, color and chaos of the City. Even the taxi that took me from the airport had a small TV in the back seat, a foot from my face. I felt assaulted until I figured out how to turn it off.

It’s good to be here, to see how Damian is doing, be a part of their lives. We haven’t done much today. Mostly domestic stuff. Next week I will be meeting some of the people who have helped Damian recover from his recent Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He is looking much better than last time I saw him. The treatment seems to have been successful. That’s a relief. At fourteen, he has long feet and is taller than me.

Besides being with my daughter and her family, I plan to spend some time poking around Manhattan and visit some friends. I do love the City. But I’m glad I don’t live here any more. Nova Scotia is the right speed for me now.


About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.
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  1. Alex says:

    So glad Damian is doing better. I am dreaming of a MOMA visit as I head up to the studio! Let’s have a lunch when you get back to Canada. Until then, happy travels and a good New Year!

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