Friday, February 11, 2011
Long Commute Home
I think it was the winter of 2000. It came so fast I didn't have time to pick up the kids from school before it all hit. I had them at two different schools. Traveling became a problem but managed to rescue them and my nieces and hurried home. Well I tried to get home but a 15 minute ride turned into 6 hours. It was a nightmare. The traffic was unbearable and we were slipping and sliding all the way home. At one point my son had to get out and push the car up a hill.
Flash forward to 2011. This winter has been crazy with 7 storms so far and we are half way through the winter season. Not at all common for us here. We had another storm come through the other night. Funny it was only a few inches but it came so fast the salt trucks could not get it under control. It took people hours to get home. The memory of the day with the kids came back to me.
It inspired me to do this abstract painting I call "Long Commute Home".