I’m back for Day 3 of my “Write Something New Every Day” series. No poem tonight. I thought I would spend a little more time on imagery instead.

I went a little crazy with color and I seriously had no idea what to make of this piece until I stopped to look at it for a few minutes. I realized that this boy looks like he is digging for something. It reminded me of myself, and my constant searches for treasure—rainbows, silver linings, or maybe even gold.

I see how these searches can lead to problems. For one, if you look at this boy… he has his head down, looking at where he is digging. He is missing out on all of the bright and wonderful colors that are dancing around him. He’s not paying attention to anything but his digging! He’s so busy looking for what he can’t find, that he doesn’t see what he has.

Anyway, I’m doing better today. I turned in my paper and it felt as though the weight of the world was lifted from my shoulders. A little exaggeration there, but I did do a little happy dance… so today was a beautiful day. There’s still more to do, but that was the heavy item so the rest should be a breeze.

That’s about all for now. It’s freezing here again and it’s time to bury myself in the covers.

Until next time…

Peace & Love!!

No gold-digging for me; I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday.

Mae West

It’s My Party

Life is like a balloon. If you never let yourself go, you’ll never know how far you can rise.

I’m featuring a new portrait today, inspired by Ragtag’s Word of the Day: Party. My great niece looks a little shy back there, hiding behind all of those balloons, but don’t let her appearance fool you. She’s a bundle of energy and excitement, a constant source of entertainment, and she never tires… kind of like a traveling party! Anyway…

It’s a little after noon right now and the thermometer just hit 102 degrees. All I can say is… I’m melting………

That’s about all for now.
Have a beautiful day!