Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ten years ago...

...I drew this. I just found it in a folder on my computer that was hidden in another folder.
I was 16 years old. I was drawing (and painting) a lot at the time. Much more than now...
This was our tomcat Franz. He's long dead. He was a real character - among his many talents was playing the piano. Preferably at night.
I was still at school, and my dad was still alive. I had met the guy who would be my boyfriend for the following five years, but we hadn't started going out yet.
All that is gone...
I can't believe an entire decade has gone by. It freaks me out. Life is so short.

I didn't want this post to be all depressing. But this just came up when I looked at the date on the drawing. I was also startled by my rather awkward signature -it looks so familiar, yet strange at the same time, as if it weren't really mine. I am trying to remember the teenager I was (awkward also...).


  1. The important thing is the feeling you've made every minute, every moment lived .. nothing significant time has elapsed, send him a smile full of kindness in memory and versatile as everything becomes brighter.

  2. When will surprise us with a post in Spanish?

    When a bit of Spain on your blog?

    The drawing of the cat is wonderful, you should pick up this hobby.

    Kisses and hugs from Spain

  3. Not only do I see a peaceful and happy cat but the love that was drawn into the cat..wonderful job and I hope you consider continuing to sketch animals.

    Marina, even though you are still young, I remember when I was only 22 yrs. old and thinking how fast my newborn little girl would grow up. The good news is that this is just a great lesson to treasure and make the most of every moment we are blessed with on this planet.

    blessings and hugs,


  4. Fete -thanks for your kind words, and, regarding your second comment, I will post about Spain and Spanish things -it's just that this week is a bit crazy (I'm back teaching), and I am so tired when I get home in the evenings that I haven't had the time and energy to do much here. But I will!

    Marcy -thank you so much! What you said means a lot to me -both about my drawing and about time passing. I often worry that I have wasted time (but there's no point beating oneself up over the past), and I try to be more mindful -and count my blessings, of course!

    Love, Marina xo