Hello, starshine…

It might sound odd, but I miss you when I stay away for too long and fail to write down every thought in my head as OCD, ADHD, and anxiety demand. Beyond an incredibly faithful core of readers, I have no idea who sees my words… but there are days when I can feel benevolent forces just behind the wall… this wall I’m scribbling on now, defacing it with my own brand of graffiti… and I’m glad you’re there. Makes me wish for words of wisdom to impart, something that would make your day a little shinier, your heart a bit lighter. Alas, it turns out I’m here mostly to bitch and moan and call for backup, so may the gods bless your heart for sticking around.

This morning was undoubtedly one of the most perfect of my lifetime, and that’s saying a lot. The temp and humidity were just right and the sky was pure sunshine, a Chamber of Commerce kind of day. I walked to Einstein’s to get a bagel and coffee, then to a picnic table in South Park where I enjoyed a quiet breakfast while I read my book via phone and watched Larryville wake up. Not a leaf was stirring in the massive trees that must have already been standing when Quantrill and the Boys came through during the Civil War, trying to burn everything to a cinder.

There’s no way I could reach across this, let alone around its circumference. There be giants.

A couple of people wrapped in blankets on the hard floor of the gazebo were gradually letting the sun’s rays wake them up, and I hope someone provided coffee after they came to life.

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As we inch our way toward the season of the long shadows, I’m storing sunshine and benevolent days… we’ll need every bit of it.

Kim Smith self-portrait, August 2022

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I’ll leave you with this… and if you know the translation, please share it!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ruthie Burkman
    Sep 01, 2022 @ 17:09:39

    I’m here. I love hearing about Larryville. It sounds heavenly. Today my husband and I took our dogs, Bella, and Freddie to the groomers for a bath. I went from 2 six pound yorkies, and 1 three pound one to a 62 lb. Catahoula mix, and a 52 lb. Aussie, pit mix. Quite the change. Quite the challenge. LOL I’m loving it. Keep sharing your lovely word paintings. 😊 ❤

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    • Judy Smith
      Sep 02, 2022 @ 09:35:03

      Ruthie, I love seeing the pics of your new furbabies… life has to have gotten noisier at your house, at the least, and far more joyful. Larryville is by no means heaven, but it fits us like a glove and we’re happy to have found “home.” Have a beautiful day, my lovely friend.

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  2. Vicki P
    Sep 01, 2022 @ 15:29:41

    I love your graffiti, the sort only you can write. My weary mind and body drink it up!

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