The level of detail in this little cabinet is amazing. To give you an idea of the detail, the cabinet itself is a mere six inches tall and four inches wide. The little wooden fish signs on the left say, "Gone Fishing" and "Catch you Later." The charts are in amazing detail and the top shelf contains reels of fly fishing line, a mounted fish, and a fishing hat. The center shelf contains a creel and a lunch box as well as some maps and guides. The bottom shelf contains another creel, a map and a brass rod holder. On the right are two fly rods and reels and on the left is a rod container with another fly rod inside. A vest, two nets, complete the exterior. We also asked that the artist include a little doctor's bag.
[You may want to click on the photographs for added detail. For some reason the first picture does not enlarge.]
We are so please with this little set.
A side view shows the detail on the fishing rods and reels. Note that there are tiny little fishing flies attached to the line.
Fishing books, magazines, a tool kit (complete with tiny little pliers, etc.), a tin with miniscule fishing flies are inside the drawer along with other items.
A closeup of the lunch pail shows a tiny cup and sandwich as well as a can of soda.
The fishing hat has flies hooked on it just like big ones do
And there are little medical instruments inside the doctor's bag.
We will be giving this little treasure to my doctor on my next visit in a couple of weeks. I will go in before that visit for a blood draw. So we will get the results of my cancer markers when we see the doctor. We are hoping they are still the same, but we are also emotionally prepared if they have risen, indicating renewed cancer growth.
I have no idea what the future holds. I can only say that I feel wonderful and I am blessed to be on the right side of the bell curve. At my last visit, the chemo nurses wanted to know if I wanted to sound the gong they have there. Many patients ring it when they are in remission. I declined, fearing it just might be a jinx and I didn't want to tempt whatever gods may be who have brought me this far. But I don't think they would mind some positive vibes you might think of sending into the wind if you are so inclined. And I welcome prayers of all kinds from all faiths to all Deities.
Today's first quote is from author Isabel Allende:
"Everybody has losses - it's unavoidable in life.
But sharing our pain is very healing."
And from Hippocrates, the father of medicine:
"Healing is a matter of time,
But sometimes it is also a matter of opportunity."
And from the Buddha:
"The secret of health of both mind and body is
Not to mourn for the past,
Nor to worry about the future,
But to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK
CELEBRATE LABOR DAY
AND LIVE THE PRESENT MOMENT