For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: haze.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: quest.
when I was born, they took my skin
i had no skin
i was frightened
a witch came
she studied me
i turned my head from the spoon
“Good,” she said, “You may refuse it if you want.”
She gave me the gift of anger
it was the only defense I had
but over the years
I studied and thought
and I found my tears
and I found my fears
i made my skin of tears
this took me many years
one tear for each scale
at last it is done
i smile at the sky
as i don it
i slip into the water
and i am gone
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: sublime.
My daughter was home from noon Saturday until 3 pm Sunday. We took two beach walks in between her spending most of her time studying.
I zoomed in with my cell phone trying to figure out what the tiny gold boat on the horizon is. We thought either a light colored boat or a barge of sawdust…. It rained all Saturday night and some of Sunday and some of the time on the beach. But we had sun too.
This is looking north from North Beach, towards Vancouver Island.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: luster.
For Mundane Monday #181, my theme is shadow. Halloween is approaching, yesterday was gloriously sunny in the afternoon here, but the shadows are darkest when the sun is brightest. Contrast. I took this from a downtown restaurant balcony, out over the water.
What shadows and contrasts have you photographed? Send your link or a message, and they will be posted next week.
From last week, Mundane Monday #180: fall coral.
KL Allendorfer with real coral.
today goes deep
I let it
when someone says “You are too emotional.”
it means “I am not comfortable with your emotions.”
it is them not me
I could care less
what they think
what they feel
whether they are comfortable with my emotions
they will be on my shit list
until they learn
I am comfortable with my emotions
today goes deep
I let all the darkness rise
and my small child
this day is yours
I am with you today
you I the Beloved
no shoulds today
nothing that you do not want to do
I will not clean
I will not pay bills
I will not sit with fools
who say I am too emotional
we can laugh
would you like to smash a plate?
says small child
music of the spheres
we go deep
For Wordless Wednesday.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: plump. This turtle kinetic sculpture is not that plump….
Taken Saturday, at the water part of the Kinetic Sculpture Race. It is all human powered and they have to go out in the cold water, currently around 52 degrees F. Brrrrr. The teams have a brake test down Monroe Street first and then line up to head for the water. The Coast Guard stands ready and various kayaks and sailboats are there. They have to get to a destination and bring back the superhero(ine) mask!
The theme this year is mediocre superhero(ine)s. Lots of glitter and capes and boots. The costumes are wonderful!
To the women and men who are speaking up, there is nothing mediocre about your heroism.