May 25th, 2009

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Writer's Block: In Memoriam

It's Memorial Day in the States, a time to remember those who have died while in military service. Who would you like to remember today?

My maternal grandfather, who was my hero as a child was a prisoner of war missing in action in WW2. i don't know what he went through there, but i can only imagine it was terrible.

This picture is for him. I painted it last summer when i had my nervous breakdown and thought i was being visited by my grandfather in the form of a ghost. He has always come to me through my dreams and last year i felt his presence and that he was trying to tell me something.

This is the photo in the painting. It was taken when i was 12 years old, less than a year before he died. He was trying to help me out of a very bad situation i had gotten into and he was the only adult i ever trusted.

I also want to dedicate this memorial day post to all the soldiers in all the wars, including the ones here on the streets who are suffering from PTSD. Stay strong.
me with graffiti

My Memorial Day

I met a friend from facebook in Davis Sq today. We had lunch at the Diesel Cafe and then hung out in the mini sculpture park. There were a lot of people there. We ran into a couple people my friend knew and talked with them for awhile. I had a nice time. It was a beautiful day. I was glad to get out.
we both had a monkey wrench sandwich for lunch. turkey, avocado, bree cheese, sprouts, lettuce and tomato. very good. there are no photos of the food. i got a grenadine italian soda to go with it and later got a raspberry lime rickey. it was insanely priced (the raspberry lime rickey) but it was good and there is still some left in the fridge. The rickey was from JP Licks, and the fact that i did not get an ice cream is definitely a statement towards JP Licks that i do not like their ice cream, because i am not a person who can get in line for ice cream and decide to have a soda instead. I LOVE ice cream, but i have never liked JP Licks. I am craving an ice cream sundae now though. oh well. i will settle for the 1/2 a butterfinger bar i have in the kitchen.

this is my friend and i sitting outside

the Diesel Cafe.. one of the coolest spots in the Boston area

a sculpture in the park

a few more with story under the cut
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