Friday, November 20, 2009


Well, I'm sorry I haven't added anything here for so long, but I never thought anyone (including myself) was reading it.  Then surprise, I checked in one day and found out that I have two followers! (thank you!).
  So now I will have to start adding things again, and I will try to make them worth reading and following.  Maybe if I get really used to this, I will download some wonderful photos of wonderful and other things too.
  This is not a themed blog really.  I'm going to try and make it about the back of things--things that make you wonder, creep in when you don't expect it, surprise you because they seem so new, or so strange, or so great.
  I'll see what I can do.
  For this entry, I'm really glad to say that I just stumbled upon someone else's blog lamenting the poor plight of l'Escargot vs. Watusi.  I think Watusi is getting a fair slap in the face--not to diminish Alma Thomas, just the Hirshhorn and the White  House.  Enough about that.
 2) Uck to Christmas.  Already.  This is a holiday I used to love a lot.  A trip to the mall has already destroyed it for me this year.  I am trying to be smart enough to figure out how to find it/celebrate it/ honor it in a quiet but still festive way.  I think nature will have a lot to do with this.  I know many people would say "try church".  I would, but somehow, nature does it for me more.
3) a great photo I received from my daughter recently of a lilttle hermit crab--who had chosed a broken bottle top with the cap still on as his shell.  Very soon I will post it on here for you to see.
4) The contemporary art market and $39,000,000.00 (hammer) for an Andy Warhol titled "Two hundred One Dollar Bills."  Irony.
5) The back of the canvas--what is behind?  Anything?
  One more thing: "It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness."--Thomas Jefferson.

1 comment:

  1. this is great!
    I absolutely agree with you with nature. It is funny how something that is around us all the time can bring such an unexplainable/selfless joy. All I can say is that, for me, the true christmas spirit was that silent, newly snowed night when we secretly decorated the tree. That night is what Christmas is about: family, love, bringing the joy to others without asking for anything back.

    I am also glad you liked the hermit crab! How adorable is he.

    I cannot wait to see you in only a few days.
    I love you.xoxo