I love poetry, deconstructed fashion, and being at the table over a fine plate of pasta conversing with my husband at the end of a long day. I love steamy weather, sunny days, all kinds of soup, the color of the summer sky, a couch and a book in the winter, children and their little voices, dogs and their alertness, senior citizens who are so full of untapped wisdom, going to the movies with HM, being at the table with friends and family, Thursday nights (the real beginning of the weekend), porch lights when they’re turned on, water, London & Paris, my pillow, going barefoot, walking my beagle (silly rabbit dog), writing letters, kissing, laughing at slapstick comedy and people.
Plop in the middle of the midwest, I’m lucky to have house, home and family, and lean toward water in any direction (the Mississippi River is NOT the idyll Twain painted) and climb hills when I can find them to get a view.
Books are beyond 3-d for me and likely my taste for them is whetted by the opposite corporate world in which I spend the work day, though there is stuff of paper and publishing in that time, too, which is a blessing. I love paper. I forgot to say that I love paper!
Fortunate to be in the midst of a writing family, I struggle against the whiteness of a blank page to tell little stories and sometimes just plain fiddle with paper itself, decorating it, painting it, layering it, stacking it up into little books to fill or to give away.
Thank goodness for the writing arts, even Twitter rather than the phone…for the language that develops, for the playfulness with words and abbreviations and texts. Thank goodness for libraries of books and their availability. For the communication that goes on and on, 24/7, and yet also for the quiet in which we can put pen to page.
The world shrinks in a good way the more we talk, shout and whisper to one another.
More smiling, more soup, more drink – bring on the feast of life and toss in some great books and some really cool paper on which to doodle and dabble.
Write me at dilosciale at charter dot net.