Just Plain Foolish

Just a chance for an old-fashioned, simple storyteller to say what needs to be said.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Rainshowers on silk
Two hearts, hands, families joined
Gentle winds skip through

Sunshine, rain
bless the happy couple
under changing skies

Sing a joyful song
Invoke a thousand blessings
over the city
The music of breaking glass
Hands clasped high, they smile

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why are there so many songs about rainbows?

No, I haven't been arrested for singing "George W. is a Weenie" while playing the banjo (though I have learned the Mark Twain version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and take a great deal of pride in having learned to play both the melody and the chords).

Mostly, I've been very busy doing things offline - visiting family, jobhunting, helping friends move, getting ready for a trip to New York City (where I've never been before) and possibly one to Harper's Ferry (which I would really like to visit again.) I've been getting qualified to volunteer at my county's science center (I may even get to operate the planetarium! Whee!) because I really feel that science education is important, even important enough to pay the money for the county to get my fingerprints and run a criminal background check on me. I've also made significant progress, as noted above, in learning to play my banjo - enough that I'm even able to play a little for people I don't know.

Yesterday, I saw a rainbow (a double, even), and realized that I wanted to write about it - it was gorgeous, the most clearly defined rainbow I've ever seen, hanging in the air and glowing in the sunlight slipping through the clouds. And it called me away from the world of writing samples, fingerprint terminology, and so forth... Simply fabulous