Refuge in Art

“Kiss Of Life”

44″ x 28″

Soft Pastel Chalk, Magic Marker and Colored Pencil

While Rob is in hospital in Orlando receiving chemo and physical therapy, Pam has returned with me to Tampa Bay, taking refuge in work and her art.  Family will be visiting Rob on a regular basis and seeing each other via teleconferencing.



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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7 Responses to Refuge in Art

  1. beetleypete says:

    I am recently back from holiday, so this came as a shock. My sincere best wishes to your family, Frank. My thoughts are with them.

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    • toritto says:

      Hi Pete
      The whole sorrowful story is in the previous post. Rob has cancer and his left leg needed to be amputated at the knee. We are told the cancer is treatable and he is currently between chemo bouts and receiving intensive physical therapy. He was out of bed the day after the surgery.

      Many thanks for the thoughts and good wishes.

      Best from Florida

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  2. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Praying for you all.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jennie says:

    Art is very healing, and Pam is quite talented. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Frank.

    Liked by 1 person

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