It turns out the joke was on me. This afternoon I took a second to thank my dad for sending me the truck bed drawing- he hadn’t seen my last post. He says, “did you get the joke?” I must have looked a little confused. He starts chuckling and says, “I wrote copywrite 2011, all rights reserved, I thought it would be funny.” We had a good laugh about it as I told him that I had done a blog post about the whole thing. In my own defense it’s not unusual that he would write something like that in all seriousness, but I’m glad he has a sense of humor about it, and knew how I would react.
I stopped at home this evening to visit with my family because I had to teach my final drawing class of the term. It’s always a little sad to end a class. On the one hand teaching feels like a job that I go to every week, but on the other it’s this time where I’m developing relationships with people, and taking time to share my knowledge of something. There’s a small sense of loss in it ending that I feel in my gut. I also find it difficult saying bye to my family, whom I know I will not be seeing for the next month. I’ve lived with them over the past year and felt the difficulties of living with your parents as a grown adult, and yet it’s hard to say good bye – even if it’s only for a month.
I’m not sure what to say about this book, I bumped into it today while doing some errands. I just found it humorous to think about which of the ten steps I might be on, or the idea that one day, after completing a ten step plan I could arrive as an artist!