Most times, when we walk through the dark toward the light,
we find something uplifting.
They stood inside an ancient oak tree, steady on limbs thick, strong, and unbreakable.
“What are we doing? Is this the right thing?” she asked.
“I’m not sure. I’ve never done this either.” He showed her the ring. Simple, unique, creative just like she was.
She read him the poem she had written. The last line – “So, I promise you the sun.”
“And I promise you the moon,” he said to her.
“What if we break our promises? Even if we don’t mean to?”
“Then,” he said, “together, we will hold up our world.”
Miss Pompous puffed out her chest and said, braying,
“My Chanel suit and shoes are all new!!!”
I lifted my chin at her neighing,
“You should buy a kazoo.
Or a kangaroo.
‘Cause THIS woman you CANNOT outdo!”
And with the last word, I showed her the bird-
Not a finger, you silly,
(painting by C. Dennis-Willingham)
daily word prompt: Priceless
Photo Challenge: Unusual
Transient- weekly photo prompt
Years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and training with Ann Wolfe, known as possibly the greatest female boxer of all times. She was tough, no-nonsense. Three of us had the chance to get inside the ring with her. Of course, she wasn’t going to punch us. It was all about our own offense. Needless to say, in that small ring, she was so fast, I couldn’t get even close to her.
After I was commissioned to paint her portrait, she told me that it reminded her of her mother — a wonderful compliment since she loved her deceased mother with total abandon. She told me she hung the original above her mantel.
Here is a great, short documentary on Ann Wolfe and her struggles to become a boxer. If rough language offends you, don’t watch. But if you like seeing how a woman survived the murder of her father, the death of a beloved mother and rose to the top, then watch.
Relaxing in a park is one way to Survive the madness.
As of yesterday, I’m a grandmother again! So much joy and love in this world!