Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Posted by OldBagNewTricks at 11:55 PM
Thursday, February 22, 2007
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Posted by OldBagNewTricks at 8:28 AM
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I have been cleaning up a baby picture of Adrian's dad, my ex-husband, Larry. It is an especially sweet baby picture. The baby in it bares no trace of having grown up to be, well, how to put this ... what one expects an ex-husband to be -- grouchy, demanding, ogreish... someone less than charming. But the baby Larry is entirely charming. He has sparkling eyes and an engaging grin. He has a shared-secret kind of face, it's a face that seems to be saying, "I know where the cookie jar is -- c'mon, I'll show you."
Then, next thing you know, you are married to this person who thinks his job in life is to keep you under his thumb, make blustering, crashing noises and to say, "No, no, no," all the time like a big no-fun, crabby, bratty baby. So of course I love the picture of charming baby Larry. It captured that split second in time when Larry was as adorable as he would ever be. Not to mention that a picture is absolutely silent. There is a lot to be said for silence.
And isn't it true of all of us too... whatever happens to us, whether we are buffeted this way or that, it is our job to protect ourselves, it is for us to define who we are. How we see ourselves, how we interact with the world, is in part the measure of our success. Who we are is everything. Whether we did or didn't let the bastards get us down.
And so, yesterday morning, when my eyes popped open early and I was filled with itchy energy and an image of a happy baby with which to do something, I came up with this sweet collage boy. He is emerging into the world, becoming who he would become. He isn't quite finished yet. He needs keys to the kingdom... however tarnished.
Posted by OldBagNewTricks at 8:45 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This is a special Thanks to Francie, whom I have never met -- Thanks for Shoving me into this Blog Thing. You may have created a monster -- you simply don't know. However, the thing needed doing, so here it is. Done. What do I intend to do with my new little blog -- vent, rage, wail, design, knit-pick... same things I do in real life. And we can all thank Francie. Thanks Francie. Tra-la...
Posted by OldBagNewTricks at 2:16 PM