This semester, I am interning for a hospice, which includes many shifts at a local nursing home. Today, one of the residents played the piano for a few hours in the lobby. He is very talented and can play many different styles of music. That alone was neat. And what a showman! He was dancin’ and shakin’ and sellin’ it!
What really made this afternoon special, though, was when another resident began to sing along to the classical songs (’30s-’40s) being played. I’ve seen her around before— she has a good attitude and is always helping other residents— but I had no idea she could sing so well! I got chills. The moment was perfect.
It was really nice to see residents recognized for their talents today. I think it would be amazing if every resident was able to be recognized for some skill, contribution, or trait.
Before classes resume, I plan to open my print shop at Society6. My first print will be a revision of a personal project I posted here years ago. I think it’s my one print that has received big attention online.
(…and was later stolen by some teen in New Jersey, stripped of my name, and posted on Tumblr to the tune of 30,000+ notes and reblogs. And no matter how often I contact Tumblr about copyright violation, Tumblr refuses to write back or acknowledge my concerns. No, I’m not bitter…)