And after this glorious sunset, we were headed for an art show, speaking of drawing. The artist was my cousin’s daughter– that is, my first cousin, “once removed.” I finally understood that label when I realized it was short for “one generation removed.” Although, thinking about it now, I wonder — removed from what?! From my own generation, I guess.
Linguistics aside, it was fun to celebrate an art opening for an ’emerging artist’ and be with family I don’t see that often. My aunt (grandmother to the artist and a fine watercolor artist, museum docent, and retired art teacher herself — lots to admire there!) was out from the east coast for the occasion. Dinner afterwards. A fine time was had by all. Families matter. Much. We do need to draw nigh to each other!