On the fourth of July, 2007 Caleb Potter was involved in a skateboarding accident.
He suffered serious injuries and continues to need all of our positive thoughts and prayers.
This blog is to serve as a space for updates on Caleb's journey of recovery.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Art opening was wildly successful- beyond anything I could have made up. Not so much about the money involved, even tho Chris sold many paintings, Dede's art hangs at Sams deli now, and Caleb sold out...but because of the faces; the proud faces of those lovely artists involved.
I feel like I could put on a wedding now, or a banquet for 100 at least. It was so much work, and so much more than rewarding. And my feet were killing me by 9.
And yet like a wedding I would imagine, when all is done..there is a certain amount of let down, a what's next question that hangs in the air. I feel a bit blue nowadays wondering why, after all the glamor and excitement, I still wake with the same dread....and I still remember a life from the past....and Kai? did you see the face of Max on Easter Sunday studying the face of Caleb without his knowing that I was watching? A pensive, searching face...trying, I imaging to recall who his brother was before, and not quite being able to do so...in the same way that I search each and every day for the same thing. It is always this way now- pleasure mixed with absolute pain...and pain with absolute pleasure. It has changed our lives forever and a day, forever and a year, forever and a lifetime.


Amy said...

Sharyn, I am so glad that the art show went so well and so sorry that I did not get a chance to see it as we won't be back in Wellfleet until May.

You describe so well that pain/pleasure you must feel every day, looking for the old Caleb inside the new Caleb, and loving both of them.

Julie said...

I hope to see pictures of the show! I'm pleased it was such a success and I hope you and friends plan many many more fun adventures for Caleb and his friends.


peg said...

Congratulations on your successful art show. I wish I could have been there. Unfortunately, life does go on after a special event, a life that can get lost in the shuffle of all of the preparation and execution, especially of a wildly successful event. One can almost...forget, but never, really. The cold, harsh slaps of reality and the daily struggle are inevitable, and painful in their immediacy. I can only wish you peace and send out warm love to soften the rough edges of your reality. You are never alone, Sharyn. You are carried in a thousand hearts.
As always, with hope and love,
peg from PA
PS Caleb, I saw your interview on youtube. You ROCK, my friend!!

Jerry G said...

We were so happy to have been there! Great job by the artists, and great job putting it all together! We talked with Caleb for a bit and he seemed justifiably proud. Well done, all!

Jerry & Lana

Sarah Kacevich said...

Dear Sharon,

"Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings." -Victor Hugo

With Love,
A Loyal Reader

Jeff- in the Berkshires said...

Happy Mothers Day, Sharyn and to all the Moms out there!