How NOT to deal with a stroke
Let me say from the outset that, as Ken would say, "every stroke is unique". Let me also say that I am not a stroke survivor and I am no authority on the subject. I have, however, spent considerable time with my very good friend, fellow musician, program writer, sound engineer, etc, etc, etc.
I have to admit, like most people my initial reaction in seeing Ken in his hospital Bed was pretty sad and shocked. One day Mr energy and the next motionless. I think Ken knew that and got the same reaction from most of the visitors that dropped in. Right from the get go he set me right. "I don't need or want sympathy, it's the last thing I need right now. What I need is to be positive!"
Over the next few weeks and now months I learned first hand not only how real a stroke is for many people but also how NOT to handle one. Ken has been the most shining example of how negativity is only destructive and being positive is the only way to go. To make good out of any negative is the new normal.
Ken is truly a Man in Motion. I predict in full confidence that I will play drums beside him on his Bass guitar in the near future. Mark my words.
I could go on and on about this but you are advised to click on the image above as it links to the newspaper article covering his amazing story. Then come back here to leave your comments if you wish.
For me the Newspaper article says it all.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.