Today I did a watercolor of Mary Star of the Sea, back to watching over us from the top of the Basilica in Galveston, and not a moment too soon. There’s a storm in the Gulf possibly coming our way, as if we needed one more thing to deal with. But let’s hope it spares us. I bought garbanzo beans, tuna, and cans of evaporated milk just in case. My sweet Instacart person brought them. She also got me radishes instead of beets, but you can’t sweat the small stuff, not with all the loss and sorrow in this world. Radishes are good. Radishes are my friends. And if the storm does spare us, maybe I’ll go to Galveston next week to see Mary in person.

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