I am a writer both privately and publicly, a painter of both paintings and walls, and a survivor of time and life. I revere beauty of every kind, and I love the world of nature in all of its aspects, even the darker ones. I am always a gardener in spirit and sometimes in practice, and a pretty good cook when I have the time. I try to look for meaning in the course of events, and sometimes I am able to find it. When I do find it, I try very hard to learn from it. I am sentimental, nostalgic, and romantic, to a point that goes beyond the bounds of good sense. I feel I am a holdover from some earlier time, and I often wonder what I am doing here and how I got here.