The Stodgy Pleasures of the
Unvaried Particulars of Life
They say we are boring.
Those people of a younger age.
It might be so.
But who can imagine the
Interest one can develop over the
Insignificant and trivial.
It is the minute details of life,
The tiny spots and dots of this
And that which entertain us.
Watching to see how the rain
Splatters on the window,
We imagine a universe of microbes
On the glass.
We marvel at how the spider rebuilds
Her web every day and
How it becomes a doily in the sky.
We talk about the neighbors,
And watch them from our windows,
Come and go like creatures
In a reversed zoo.
We laugh at the same inside jokes,
Not because we forget, but
Because there are subtle and
Silent changes in the humor
That only we notice.
We marvel at how it is that we are
Fortunate enough to sit and discuss
Nothing and everything over,
And yet over again, without tedium.
No sir, we are not dull.
It is quite obvious we are more
Clever than before, because we have
Found intelligence and
Enrichment in the uneventful of
Author Comment and Audio-
It is this day and age, there is so many sources from which we can learn. We have the internet, books, social media, television and radio. So much. Too much! There seems to be more information than we can handle. Some of us don't know how to use the information and technology we have at our finger tips. Some of us threaten and commit crimes with technology. Some of us skew information to our own ends. Hopefully we will learn to be better stewards. In the meantime, I'm going to sit as quietly as I can, as often as I can and learn from the small insignificant elements of life. skp
Open Studios of Beavercreek - Fall Showing, Come Join Us!
It's that time already!
Time for the autumn edition of Open Studios of Beavercreek. This art show is a tour in the country. All you have to do is download a map at openstudiosofbeavercreek.weebly.com/ and follow the directions. There will also be plenty of signage on the streets.
Please join me and James and our home studio for cookies and tea...and oh yes, art. How could I forget! This fall we are indeed fortunate to have four artists at our studio. And, let me tell you, the art they produce is just downright gorgeous. Stop by and meet our artists guests. We are stop Number Two, at 18882 S Forest Grove Loop, Oregon City. You will also find three more artists right around the corner at stop Number Three.
We will have Christina Fowler-Thias, who creates artisan jewelry by handcrafting one of a kind jewelry pieces that are influenced by antiquity, organic in form, textured and complex in color. Her work is Influenced by science, symbol and antiquity to elevate mystery and sensuality in our lives. Can't get better than that, huh?
Then we will have Ha Austin, ceramic artist. Ha's unique work is well known in the area. She is a crystalline potter creating pieces that can take up to 35 hours for a single item. The rareness and beauty of each ceramic creation makes her pottery journey worthwhile and will delight your home.
We also are pleased to have Barbara Sparks - Shively, stained glass artist. Barbara is an highly talented glass artist of 20 years. Starting out with sun catchers, she now produces a very impressive gallery of stained glass art. You will be impressed and pleased with her versatility.
Then, there is me, Susan Patterson, who has written and produced four books, including poetry and memoirs. My work is heard weekly, around the world through the international podcast, Radio Kidderminster Worldwide Podcast. It has been said that my work brings a soft education to the world. Gosh, that is nice, isn't it? ;-) Come and meet us all. Sit among the cedars, say hello to kitties and enjoy the beauty.