I am writing to you from my studio in Panama where I am having a great
painting session. This is the wet season for our side of the mountians
and the rains have been torrentual and almost continous. That has not
troubled me because I am here to paint and not play.
With no distractions, I hardly leave my studio. Malcolm does the shopping,
visits our school programs and attends to his farm over on the mainland,
returning in the evening. Most nights we eat out at one of the local
restaurants, Chinese for Chop Suey, or Alberto's for pizza, being our
favorites. With only the two of us it is no more expensive to go out
to dinner than buy food and cook and have some of it go to waste.
Last week, I took time out to visit the island's high school. Two years
ago the P. Buckley Moss Society
gave the school two computers and the cost of the Internet connection.
The computers have been in use ever since. This is the only internet
connection for a school in the whole of our province and the students
are enormously grateful. In countries as poor as Panama, there is no
money to provide computers and the children do not have the opportunities
to study with the help of the Internet. The children asked me to pass
on to you messages of appreciation.
We head back to Virginia on July 15 and will be getting ready for the
Barn and Musuem Open House weekend in Waynesboro.