Friday, July 20, 2012

next 5 months friday 5

Today Jan hosts a prospective and reflective 5 about the remaining months of 2012 and wonders:
What do you look forward to in the next five months; or what is scheduled? What is meaningful for you in each of these months? Or memories you have of these months? You decide what to write about for each month!
sprouts againI've illustrated this post with one of my own fave paintings of sprouts, trusting the visual metaphor will becomes actualized. Here's my quick, late, abbreviated play:
1. August
I'm planning to synchroblog—it's early for August or maybe that's "late for July," since we usually play Tuesday during the 2nd week of the month. And a memory: Sunday afternoon trips to the beach way back when I was an undergrad. I still can smell the classic sea 'n' ski and how fun it was to bring along some of my neighbors. Needless to say, Sunday evening showers and getting ready for another week always followed; those also are great memories. In prospective terms, something similar could happen again, but not unless I can find some way to connect with community.

2. September
I hope, expect to have housing and survivable income all figured out. A September memory? Starting school again, which most years post-HS was fun, exciting, and full of expectation. Buying 25 70-page, wide ruled notebooks was essential!

3. October
Maybe I'll enter the local St Mark's digital art show again? Memories: simply entering the fall digital and the spring all-media show at St Marks most of the years I've been back in this geographical area.

4. November
Considering how wonderful it is that I've learned to appreciate the shorter, cooler, days and longer nights that start visibly rolling in by mid-October. Memories? Near-countless Thanksgiving Day feasts with friends and neighbors followed by an astonishing number of lonely ones in isolation. You get to the point you no longer can do the community service...

5. December
Advent again! And once again it will be Luke's year, lectionary year C. Memorable? Planning Advent music, advent preaching, advent activities.

3 comments:

Jan said...

Wonderful picture! So nice to read of your hopes, plans and memories. Thanks for playing!

Purple said...

Sharing your many artistic flairs...thank you.

Joolie said...

Nice play. Love the evoking of undergrad memories. Peace.