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Sunday, March 27, 2011

* The Great Catherine



It is a sad day.  Catherine the Great is dead.  She has slipped into the invisible etherial airwaves to be a spirit among the rest and the best.  Everything was attempted to revive her. A forensic expert from LA laboured over her.  Simply put, there was no life left in her.  The hot lemon and honey drink I had made to sooth my throat, killed her quickly and without pain.  It was a direct hit.  Manslaughter.  No premeditation involved.  I'm sure, out there, somewhere (sorry), Catherine in enjoying great (sorry) conversations about her experiences in San Miguel.  She has taken the photographic record of our first year in Mexico with her.  I am sad about that.  And so when I receive my new lap top sometime in April, I will begin again.  I will capture San Miguel in a new way, with a new eye.  An eye which is more settled and rooted into the place.  You will see SMA from a different angle.

Incidentally, (and excuse my black humour), that is the most expensive lemon and honey drink I have ever made and spilled in my entire life!

Catherine was my first Macbook Pro.  It was a love affair from the beginning.  When I found the card slot on the side to load my photos, I swooned.  When I learned I could drag photos from absolutely anywhere into iPhoto, it was bliss.  As I discovered each and every one of her new bells and whistles, I flew a little higher each time.  It was a love affair to remember (sorry again!)

The new computer will be different.  It will have a few new bells and whistles.  It has Aperature .. a mac photograph program which I have no clue about.  It will fun to learn.  I will have to get all my email addresses together in one place again ... so if you have not emailed me in awhile, you might be kind enough to do so AFTER  the middle of April when I have the new computer.

"It's all said and done, it's real, and it's been fun.  Adios Catherine the Great and Thank You."

Yes, I still am coughing and hacking.  Thanks all of you who have inquired.  I'm very annoyed I can't seem to shake this stuff ... it's been a horrid year in the bronchitis department.  However, onward and upward.  What else can one do?

10 comments:

craftattack said...

So sorry to hear of the demise of Catherine. In Germany there's a saying - *Everything has an end except for a sausage, which has two*. At least she went in style - bathed in hot lemon and honey! Hope your new one will live up to all your expectations. Sorry that your cough is not budging, and hope you will feel better soon. I am completely speechless just now, my sore throat has developed well!
Have a great day in your sunny world, Hugs, Valerie

patty said...

Donna, I will return your email soon, but let me just offer my sincerest condolences on your loss. There will be a grieving period for sure, but eventually.... down the road... you will end up with a newer and better situation (I'm thinking about our flood over here!)And THANK GOODNESS you are still there to record anew your surroundings!!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Valerie .. I love your saying .. made me laugh out loud! We must have the same ailment ... do you think we can catch it through the internet? :o) Thanks for dropping by, Valerie.

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Patty -- I often think about you and the flood and the grace with which you were able to accept and move forward. Yes, we get attached to our babies (Queens in this case), however as you say newer and better is on the way. AND ... everything happens for a reason. In this case, I will probably never know the reason. Take care -- your retreat is coming soon. Enjoy. The women who are with you are very fortunate, and I know you will receive as much as you give.

Katie said...

Donna, this post was brilliant! Great writing. Sorry about your loss. May Catherine rest in peace...and take your photos to her grave.

caroldiane said...

I too am sorry to hear of Catherine's untimely passing. Hot lemon would probably have been recoverable, it was likely the honey... ah well... Sorry to hear of that nagging cough, you have had a winter of cough-y thinks - me thinks this summer will be be good for you to bake it all out! Take care mi amiga, I miss you! xo

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Thanks Katie for the lovely compliment. Nice to hear from you today.

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

OOOOOooo Carol! How great, lovely, spectacular, spendifilous to hear from you. I catch your comments on FB - you are finishing your first term ... YEAH. You are such a courageous woman. Thanks so much for dropping over .. I miss you too. Remember ... sangria is always on here -- one day you will come and visit.

Carolyn said...

SHUCKS! I hadn't given up on Lady Catherine but she let us all down. SO SORRY.

Lessons of this type are difficult to learn and more difficult to accept. However, they do prepare us to be more diligent down the road.

C

Salma's Visual Notes said...

Oh No. I didn't think poor Catherine would get to this point (well not right now anyway). I am so sorry that it happened this way, or happened at all.