I left on this pilgrimage over 7 months ago, and I haven’t seen my mother since. I’m very excited, because my mom is going to come and join me on this adventure for the weekend. It will be nice to just relax, enjoy each other, and delight in the trek so far. I try to live each moment as if it is my only moment, I paint each painting as if it is my first and last, and I try to “suck the very marrow out of life” with each new experience. Now I get to experience that with someone with whom I love dearly.