Keeping a Secret!

Keeping a secret is so hard when it’s such an exciting one.


This is not really about art but, I’ve been keeping a secret from my mum now for almost 4 months and I thought I’d share it.  You see, I went through a very bad patch in my life and she helped me through it.  She was by me all the way, not physically because I lived 1500 miles away.  But she was there.  I came home less than a year ago and now I take care of her on a daily basis and I’m finally able to give something back to her.

My mum and us kids a long time ago
My mum and my sister
One of my mum’s lovely creations


That’s me, looking all professional. It’s just a look 🙂

She will be 70 this October and I know there are some things that she can’t do anymore as she isn’t so mobile as she used to be.  I know that my dear mum misses her sisters, one of which lives up in the North of England and one who lives close but also doesn’t get out much.  So my cousins and I have been scheming and plotting since the beginning of June to arrange a sister reunion, which takes place tomorrow.  Only one of the sisters is aware of the meeting at the moment so tomorrow I have to prepare my mum for something exciting in the afternoon without telling her what it is.

It’s going to be so difficult because she gets so suspicious and she will probably think I have arranged a rowdy party for her or something.  I just want to see her happy and see her look when she gets to meet her long-lost sisters who she hasn’t seen for years.  I know she will be happy because she might not get another chance to meet them all together like this.

I’ll let you know the outcome!  Wish me luck.

Author: James Presley

I am an artist and I love it. What do I have to do to live from what I love? I'm not dying or cutting me bloody ear off, that's for sure.

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