Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Picture This: Parenthood

I have two sons. I love them both dearly. Both are full grown adults with lives of their own. One I see everyday, because we live together. The other, not so often. Given a choice, I'd see them both everyday.

Life doesn't always consult us about our choices. Children will challenge you when you least expect it. Children will delight you without notice. Sometimes, they will forget your birthday, or your presence. It's all good. I can think of nothing better than being the parent I am. Not that I'm world class at it, I just like what life has given me in my family.

Juan and I used to take long walks. Not so much anymore because he works so much. Chris and I used to talk baseball and hangout. Not so much anymore because he works so much.

Where did they get their work ethic? Where did they learn to work nonstop? Is that my doing? Is that a great choice?

Work is my passion. My children are my joy.  Life is good.

Picture This: 

1. Find a random picture
2. Write for exactly five minutes

Collage: In Whispers and Visions Unending

Collage by douglas brent smith, Created 4 November 1979
from the book and performance installation "the path of destiny takes the scenic route"

Monday, June 1, 2020

Learn How

The most creative people in the world had to learn how to be that way.

-- doug smith