The weather man said that the snow would be done by last night and today there will be only a few flurries. Well guess what? The flurries were chunky and the roads were so slick. Had to go to the Ophthalmologist, and he dilated my eyes. Driving back with the dilated eyes, slick roads and and snow falling continuously, I was wondering why I was living in the Midwest. I know, I know you have heard me gripe about this before. But I have licenses to practice in California and Hawaii. Why the heck did I not go there? Oh pffftt! I am so tired of seeing the mounds and mounds of snow, which look amazing from inside the house… but it is so brutally cold and I want warmth and sunshine and blue skies.
Therefore I decided I would post some flowers from my garden and pretend that they just bloomed today. Just have to see color. Go ahead, you may yawn if you so wish.
- I had written this a few years back. I was going through some of my work and came across this verse–poem, and decided to post it. Some of you may remember it from Xanga, (if you really cared to remember what I write, that is!)
- I saw a WWII veteran today, and wondered
how this lean and wiry man had filled the entire room
with his presence.
His gaunt and stooped figure, with eyes that were blue
like robin’s eggs, but “seemed” vacant and rheumy
penetrated the space
- as if they knew so much more than I did.. The gaze at my face telling me “I have seen you,
in other corners of the world, and comprehend
the mysteries of a different and distant land.
- His faded denim shirt hung loose from his shoulders
but told stories of how he once filled it
with strength and power and pride.
That’s all. Just wanted some color!