April 29, 2010

Freeport, Texas

Couple days ago, I sat in an
old pick-up on a warm sunny day and the scent of it worked a certain magic.
Eye's closed, it was 1966 and I was headed to the beach for the very first time in my grandfather's 1946 Dodge 2 door sedan...the designated vehicle for such journey's. It was a car that welcomed sandy feet and buckets of shells, its trunk permanently packed with blankets and digging tools. Like a rocket headed for the moon, that old car transported me to a new universe.

April 23, 2010

Thank-you Dorothy

I recently had to spend some time at the hospital getting my thyroid tested...nothing serious mind you. If some body part has to mal-function, the thyroid is realtively easy to fix. So, i shouldnt have been scared. But i was....just a little bit.
I mean, people are always going into hospitals...they just don't always come out.
I chose my clothing appropriately.
A pair of ruby slippers
and even though it was supposed to hit 70 degrees
i also wore a super power cape
red of course
it could've been a tie
a red power tie
So, thank-you Dorothy
for showing all of us that
even though we have the power within
it's good to have a visual reminder.

April 17, 2010

Ode to Spring

Thank you spring
for all these things:

planting seeds
walking barefoot
so many smiles on a beautiful day
tiny new leaves
every door and window in my house open
pussy willows
rhubarb pie
the smell and feel of line-dried sheets
renegade flowers in my lawn
tree frogs
driving with the windows down
the sound of birds after the silence
of winter
calves and colts and lambs
warm, misty rains to sit in
more and more color until the world is
green green green

April 07, 2010

Functional Art

The fact that we live in a time where we describe anything that is functional, well-crafted and beautiful as "art" says a lot about life in the 21st century.

I worry about us. Our need for speed and instant gratification, that we equate cheap with good. I miss T.V. Repairmen...I miss everyone who used to repair things. Our lives should be full of things worth repairing.