When We Were Beautiful

My old friend, do you remember?
How hours rolled away slowly
Like the swash on a calm, clear day
As if we had all the time in the world
Summers full of sunlight
The sweet smell of heat and salt in the air
With unheavy hearts and unburdened minds
Sand between our brightly painted toes
Leaving fleeting footprints in the strand
Sunburned skin cooling to a tan
Beneath gauzy cotton dresses
Hanging lightly on our gazelle bodies
While the breeze tousled our tresses
Streaked with copper and gold
There were pretty boys we loved so desperately
But soon forgotten when the seasons changed
How easily broken hearts mended
When we were butterflies flitting in the wind
Yes I remember…
And I smile as I see what we’ve become
But now we will have fun again
Like we did when we were beautiful

Painting (22) Abstraction distraction

My life feels like chaos at the moment and I find myself unable to concentrate on anything longer than a short story or a poem. The other day I began a painting that was supposed to be a landscape and I botched it. In a fit of frustration, I covered the ruined canvas with black paint and started grabbing colors at random and dabbing them on. This is the result. I kinda like it –it looks like my mind feels right now.

“We don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents.” – Bob Ross

Monochrome Monday – Black and White Photography – 2019 – 7

The theme for Cee’s Black and White Challenge this week is made by humans.

This is a really broad category! Pretty much anything not naturally occurring is made by humans. And within nature, we humans make more of our own kind so I had a tough time choosing. Oh I wish I could have come up with something clever! Here are my shots – of landmarks made by humans:

The Roman Coliseum:

The Pillars of Pompeii:

Notre Dame Cathedral:

The Eiffel Tower: