I don’t need a circus

 

 

 

 

a series of small observations

(a new photo project – ongoing)

 

Growing up, my mother used to boast that her kids didn’t need a circus.  It was true, we were good at entertaining ourselves.  Unlike kids growing up today, we were far from over-scheduled.  There were just a handful of kids in our neighborhood and I was the only girl.  Most days after school, my brother and I were left to our own imagination and creativity.

As an adult I have experienced some advantages from my upbringing.  I am comfortable with myself when alone, I can still entertain myself and I still enjoy using my imagination.  I don’t need to travel far.  Often times it’s the simplest things that bring me joy, the small observations…I don’t need a circus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

make hay..

 

 

 

 

while the sun shines

 

a day of warmth and sunshine
rare for January
the new year has just begun
tired from the busy-ness of the holidays
every bit of extrovert-ness mustered
has been used up
(exhausting for an introvert)

wandering alone around this farm
a breath of fresh air
before my hibernation begins

to sort things out
to accomplish some goals
to start on a couple of projects
to try something new

 

(in March I will be spending a week up at Maine Media College, participating in a workshop led by Cig Harvey)

 

Is it  possible to teach an old dog new tricks?

 

I’ll let you know come April