Thursday, 25 July 2013

The real me.

I make no apologies for the drawing above. I'm more of a writer than an artist and for those that can't make out what on earth it is, it is a woman and she is dancing. Her arms and legs are all over the place but she is dancing. As it says above her head she is "carefree."
Let me explain.

During my time in critical care I had to have an ECCO cardiogram which is basically an ultrasound exam on you heart. As the technician was doing her stuff I looked at the monitor and this is what I saw. No I am not mad, I saw a woman dancing in my heart in a carefree manner. Her arms and legs were flying all over  the place to the beat of my heart and as I was tachycardic at the time there were lots of beats.
The thing is that I love to dance but don't. I might have the occasional wiggle around the kitchen when I'm cooking but that's it. But seeing this woman in my heart I realised that she is me. Somehow and I know I'm not making sense here but she represents me or rather what I want to be.
The drawing was done while I was still in ICCU on the only bit of paper that I could find while I was still on oxygen so please take that into account before you mock it. Having said that I am a carefree dancing woman so what do I care?

6 comments:

Frances Garrood said...

Carry on dancing, Colette! I do hope you're feeling better.

Colette McCormick said...

The stupid thing is Frances that I feel fine its just that my kidneys aren't working. I do intend to carry on dancing though.

Debbie said...

This is a wonderful message. You have received this from your heart. Love it.

Maybe you have a story there. :)

Colette McCormick said...

I like to think so Debbie.

Teresa Ashby said...

I think this is absolutely wonderful, Colette - the picture and the message from your heart - keep dancing :-) x

Colette McCormick said...

It was a surreal experience Teresa but I could see her as clearly as anything that I have ever seen.