Blogs by Marge B. Fulton
Safe from Storms
9/14/2008 9:36:17 AM
A philosophical rant and rave.
My hands are still shaking. When I do heavy yardwork, my muscles get loopy. Maybe I should not type just now but my mind is turning somersaults though the muscles are weak.
Glad to hear the family we know in Houston is fine. No damage to their home but trees down all around and of course no power. The bloggers there will have to resort to pen and paper. I guess they will get a very long weekend. Much to write about there but probably are too tired for it.
Heavy winds are expected soon here in eastern Kentucky. The ground is dry as a soda cracker. It is so like the weather to deprive some and overload others. This must be the ying and yang of things.
So it is with us too. My husband spends hours on the phone talking to the kids, our parents, and our friends. He condenses it all for my version of things. We have only one cell phone and he keeps it handy unless I ask for it. I am fine with that. He has far better communication skills than I do.
When we first met, he was a crisis counselor at a place called Mainline. Back then you needed no degree or training to do such things. Just had to be a good listener. If we both wanted to talk on the phone a lot, it might be mutiny here. That is a good marriage for you; differences bind us like duct tape.
So it is with painting. I have been working on a watercolor of a young woman holding a violin. I have learned the importance of contrast in painting. Light and dark. Only one side of the nose is sharp. Leave open spaces. As painting reflects life, so it is a mixture of opposites. The opposites in the atmosophere that create hurricanes are ying and yang gone mad.
We may feel no impact from Ike here. Kentucky truly is the best spot in America. It is a place often gentle as the eye of a hurricane. The center of this side of our country is just where I want to stay! Now, if only fescue didn't need cutting!
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