I don't mind telling you, it's been a week from hell.
Just as I put out a couple of little fires, a bigger one happened. After taking some deep breaths, I looked for the positives - there's always a positive to every negative - and took appropriate action. Then I contacted a family member in Europe who is in a position to help with the issue, who emailed me promptly and told me to hang tight and that he would look into it, then called an old friend in San Diego who never fails to calm me down and make me feel safe, and then mentally listed what I like to call my gratitudes.
I have learned to overcome the feeling of being alone in the world. I've learned to take whatever action I can take, to help myself, but also to reach out to the right people. And to reciprocate.
So all this interrupted the work I was doing and my work space is a mess, the mess that happens when I've making art.
My mantra at the moment is: This too shall pass and all will be well.
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown