The ambient temperature in my marriage
gradually went from hot
I went from hand-picked
to coming un-attraction
to fatal unattraction.
I did not see it coming;
my basic instincts failed me
as I found myself left out in the cold.
ABOUT THE WRITER AND ARTIST: Dr. Valerie Sussman is a writer and healing artist. She’s presently working on a book called, “Diary of An Ex-Mad, Ex-Desperate, Ex-House-Wife.” She’s a formerly-practicing Pediatrician who’s now getting known for making quirky, offbeat art in order to explore life’s challenges and conundrums. Her back story: At the age of 50 she found herself facing the “Triple Threat.” Unfortunately, this did not include Singing, Dancing, and Acting—but the other (perhaps more common) “Triple Threat”: Midlife, Menopause, and … Divorce. As a result, she began maniacally creating somewhat wacky pieces of art as a means of expressing her pain, fear, anger… and, yes, hope. She thus became a Healing Artist. You can find her at instagram.com/whybebeige
“The Abominable Snowman”: figurine from The Rudolph Company, Swarovski crystal snowflake, ice chest, ice pick, ice cubes, and thermometer, various dollhouse miniatures, miniature heart bead, pom poms, artificial snow and lots of resin.
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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