Can You Feel My Pain?
This self-portrait’s purpose is to illustrate the last week or so. I’ve lost track of time. It has been hard to count the days since the Pain Demon came for an extended stay. The worst thing is that I’m now behind on work so my posts will be sparse. Fortunately it’s only been about a week. I’ve got the demon on the run now but I wish I knew what caused him to appear so I could avoid it in the future.
The drawing is a bit comical. I did a serious version but that one seemed to be soliciting pity a bit too much. Besides, now that I’m on the mend, I can laugh at it.
At the same time the evil little imp arrived a glacier moved across the land here. No, not snow, that’s not such a big deal. It was a rigid blanket of über-sleet. Before it could be shoveled it had to be broken up into movable chunks.
My wife says the character in the drawing doesn’t look like me but I told her it’s not that kind of portrait. It’s the inner me. Yuck!
Oh, how do I have time to draw this when I’ve gotten behind on paying work? I needed the catharsis. My pain put to paper.