The Reedster has been on hiatus due to the demands of her day job, which promise to endure for the near future. Also, we are showing our house, which we bought a mere 18 months ago and had intended to stay in for 20 years but then decided, “Hey, it would be awesome to have more than one dollar left over at the end of the month.” So we are choosing to mindfully downsize. We are joining the simplification movement so we can live more lightly upon the earth. It’s all very Asheville. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
But my blog cries out for posting, so here is a very special Wordful Tuesday.
You may recall my first Wordful Thursday post, the Zombie Princess celebrating her birthday with her undead offspring, lovingly drawn and colored by my four-year-old preschooler. I would be remiss not to also include the artwork of my third grade daughter. She handed this casually to me after school one day and said, “Mom, I drew this. I call it ‘Life.’”
Now, upon viewing the image closely, I have my doubts as to the authenticity of her claim that she drew it, given that it is quite a bit more technically advanced than most of her renderings. Nevertheless, the choice of subject matter was clearly hers. I’ve referred to her as “Wednesday” at times, for her goth-like cheerfulness, dry-as-bone humor, and love of all things festooned with skulls. She’s also certainly responsible for other artistic choices and I would bet that she was the colorist – selecting, for example, the shocking red of the antelope’s entrails.
And so, until I can get a real blog post up, I leave you with “Life”: