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3 Peace In A Pod

In About Image Works, VisuaLiving > Highlights on 03/20/2012 at 06:56

It was a warm summer day and I went for a walk. I looked down at the ground, and there it was: ‘peace’ on the sidewalk in chalk.

Three versions of that image are connected above,
and in solitude at VisuaLiving–my photo blog:

Peace 1 / Peace 2 / Peace 3

When I feel off-balance or a sense of dis-ease, I recall that day I saw peace at my feet. I conjure the feeling of the smile on my face, and imagine the joy of the person who took time to etch peace on concrete for passersby to see.

Lucky Star

In Random Curiosities on 01/03/2012 at 10:08

Some folks are penny wishers, others are star wishers.
If you prefer stars, here’s a chalk star to wish upon …

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This is a re-post from a couple of years ago. Thought I’d revisit it now–
at a time of year devoted to intentions, resolutions, success plans.

Sometimes, perhaps, it’s better to drop the effort and hope for something grand  …

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Happy Holidays 2011!

In Seasonal Greetings on 12/22/2011 at 07:21

cheers to the season / to love and light / to inspiration

Season’s Greetings

In Seasonal Greetings on 12/24/2010 at 07:34

Season’s Greetings!

may your days be filled
gratitude   /   warmth   /   abundance
clarity   /   peace
in solitude or with loved ones

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Karyn

Contest > Fill-In-Blank

In Random Curiosities on 11/20/2010 at 17:15

Winter approaches.  Perennials die–become unrecognizable.

Here’s the question:

The plant in the photo above is/was a _____________. Read the rest of this entry »

(Re)Vision: PicFic

In About All Publications, About Word Works on 07/01/2010 at 19:53

It’s both an honor and thrill to be the invited PicFic Featured Contributor for July.
This means that four of my Twitter-length fictions will appear in PicFic this month, and also on the journal’s Twitter-feed — one per week.

The first in the series is entitled (Re)Vision. The direct link is → here.

Now that’s it’s published, I have a confession:

While (Re)Vision is certainly a story, it’s a bit of a stretch to call it fiction.

Why, you might ask?

Well, the source of (Re)Vision goes back to my childhood, my days in grade school, the era of 70’s television. And when it comes to 70’s TV, it’s no secret that ‘The Brady Bunch’ was IT for me. I blogged about it recently here.

Of all the Brady characters, Jan was my idol — something about her pensive look, her emotions, blonde hair, the braces, her glasses. Jan was cool. No doubt about it. I wanted to be her, so I did what I could:

pensive, emotional → no problem
hair → used a product called ‘Sun In’ to lighten my locks
braces → got them in high school; late, but better than never
glasses → this one took work …

Blinked my eyes incessantly. Closed them hard. Told my parents I couldn’t see. They took me to the ophthalmologist. He tested my eyes, and like clockwork, the plan worked…or so I thought. He said I needed glasses to solve the vision problem. But the blinking issue — a sign of allergies, he said — called for another course of action. He instructed my parents to:

Get. Rid. Of. Our. Dog.

That’s right.

When I confessed to my parents that all was a lie, that I could see very well, that I voluntarily forced the hard blinking, that I loved my dog…they didn’t believe me one bit.

So, I got the wire-rimmed glasses I wanted so badly but didn’t need. And our beloved dog, Scrubby, left our family–went off to a farm for good. We never held him again in our arms–all because of me (and Jan, of course).

Now back to my story Re(Vision):

Karma, perhaps?

Post-Vacation Blue

In Treks on 06/08/2010 at 06:39

The music in the video conjures the feeling.

The images, but a morsel of the sights and experiences I am missing …

I am dreaming:

My luggage, still brimming, I hop in a taxicab, go back to the airport, and in less than a day, arrive back in Hungary, float in thermal waters, breathe the sweet air,
and stay, this time, forever …

Custom Poem by Molly Gaudry

In Random Curiosities on 04/05/2010 at 08:17

On the right is Molly Gaudry — author of We Take Me Apart and Flora The Whore. On the left is the PayPal poem she custom wrote for me for just $1.00.

Here’s the link:

The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drewblood for Karyn Eisler
[
Unfortunately, the link to the poem is no longer available.
Wishing now I’d printed a hard copy for myself.]

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While I’d like to think I’m special — the only person on the planet with the opportunity to trade tailored words for just a dollar — it’s not the case. For a whole host of reasons, Molly has made the exchange available to people other than me — to everyone, it seems. On her website she states:

“For $1.00, I WILL WRITE YOU A POEM and post it here and on our friend, Facebook … let’s call this enterprising, exciting, intriguing. Here are the facts:”

Yes, facts. She lists 23.

I first read about this a while back, but was reminded the other day when I saw a blog post about the poem she wrote for Dorothee Lang.

I wondered:

If I place a PayPal order for myself, what sort of poem will she craft?

She’d asked for guidelines; prompts; instructions.  I didn’t give her much to go on:

“No special instructions. I’m thinking of this as an intuitive poem — one where you, the writer, will know exactly the words I need to read.”

Molly, thank-you for Nancy Drewblood’s promise of new vistas with each forward step.

On another note …

Molly has hatched a plan to do a Ph.D. Item #10 on her fact list reads:

“I will cast a net and apply to dream PhD programs, good PhD programs, and backup PhD programs.”

Drawing from experience, having walked that road myself, I figure that even with full funding and brisk poetry sales she’ll need plenty of cash. I think she ought to hike her rate from $1.00 per poem … to more than that.

 

Lucky Penny

In Random Curiosities on 02/06/2010 at 22:43

Some people wish on stars, others on pennies.

Here’s a penny for penny wishers.

What do you wish for?