I Hear the Fat Lady Singing

I Hear the Fat Lady Singing

The Ardmore Avenue Project continues.  I once again found the rocks piled in a mound, and for some unknown reason decided to try something new (not radically new, after all they're only rocks).  I re-arranged some of the larger rocks to locations they had never been before.  Twice I had completed the work, and twice it fell down.  (Note to self: get steel-tipped shoes.)

The final result was quite interesting and refreshing, though, obviously, not so pleasing to the night crawlers.  When I returned this morning, the rocks had been totally knocked down again.  Wish I could have put it back up as it was, but my arm was too sore for that.

For years my right arm has been painful.  My retirement from dentistry was prompted by the growing discomfort in both arms, with the right far exceeding the left in both pain and limited mobility.  After x-rays and an MRI, the greatest medical minds of our day (those being the doctors I've seen) have reached the conclusion that the leeches aren't working.  (They tasted lousy, anyway.) 

We've decided on a new course of action.  One in which they slice and dice the elbow down to the wrist, put it in a blender and pour it back into my arm.   I'm assured that this will do the trick.  It definitely will sideline me for a good four months.  (During which I'll be known as "Lefty.") 

It also seems very likely that I won't be lifting large granite rocks in the future.  (I really shouldn't be lifting them now.)  So the voice of the Fat Lady is in my head.  Now, if I could only get her to help me appropriately dispose of the rocks.

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Edward B. Basner June 12, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Missed, but, hopefully, not forgotten. Maybe I can come up with a "lite" rock sculpture.
Regina Brown June 13, 2012 at 09:41 AM
Thank you Dr. Basner for all your wonderful, whimsical sculptures over the years. Seeing them in their various locations brightened my day and remind me that beauty is everywhere. May your surgery go well and your recovery be swift and complete.
Kate Galer June 19, 2012 at 02:20 AM
If you ever want to do a rock building seminar at Linwood Park we would be happy to support it. We could be your hands.
Edward B. Basner June 20, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Thanks, Regina. I'll miss the enjoyment of making them and seeing them, too.
Edward B. Basner June 20, 2012 at 03:24 PM
I've never thought about a seminar in rock sculptures. I'm just imagining the scene: a gaggle of old geezers trying to bend over to pick up rocks, and saying,"Oy, my back". This may require further consideration, however, I know it wouldn't be possible for me to be "hands off". Thank you.


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