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Memoriam, C.W.P.
Sasha Blaze
pacific_rin has posted for England's birthday (St. George's Day and, at least supposedly, Shakespeare's birthday). For me, this is also my dad's birthday, and the coincidence of dates has always made me happy.

This is the fifth April 23 since Dad died, and the first since Mom died last September. Love you, Mom and Dad, and I hope everything we want to believe about heaven is true.

A little rumination, before I get on with the work I brought home this weekend but didn't do yesterday. A lot of things have been coming clearer in my mind over the past several months, and just in the past few days I've made a major decision that for a number of reasons I couldn't make before. Enough with the money and (nominal) position and title; I'm ready to take back some of my time, and get back the freedom of being responsible for no one's work but my own.

I'll make the official announcement tomorrow morning.

Stone walls do not a prison make, / Nor iron bars a cage.

Or possibly that should be I could not love thee, dear, so much, / Loved I not honor more.

(Edited to swap the sepia tone for the other picture, because I like it better:)

You all have figured out that I don't have the attention span for consistent or well-developed doll characterization, right? These are not Lyon and Kanbei, insofar as Lyon and Kanbei even have their own personalities. No plotline here, no ongoing story, no consequences, just a vignette.

And Sejong is not planning to sing with a rock band; he just likes the fabulous shirt that thelyn sent him. Orange is his color, I do believe.

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I'm sorry about your parents. It never really gets "easier" - not sure why we say it does/should/will...

Hmmmm...very curious to hear what you're deciding. Sounds like Big Life Stuff. And that's gotta be good.

I love your sepia tone - how DO you do that? Birdcage = luff. I will post those birdcage pics for you this week!

Birdcage pix!!! Ooooyeah!!!! And thank you; it was just Mom & Dad and me (I was a late surprise, after they had been married a long time), and it's quite an adjustment to have no family left except some nice-enough but not very close cousins. I'm lucky to have had both parents for as long as I did, though.

The sepia tone is one of the effects in the photomanip software that came with my camera--I haven't bought Photoshop because I never thought I'd be doing this much with pictures (hah), but the freebie does have a nice menu of simple one-click enhancements. There's a "painting" effect, and various image distortions, and this lovely "old photo" one.

More to come after the meeting this morning where I lay out The Plan to my dean . . .

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