And what will you feel when death, as you proclaim, passes you by
Targets a beloved aunt, an elderly neighbour, a nephew with asthma
Will you pause to ponder your part express regret for misplaced pride
Or preoccupied with your own rights sporting chest protruding blinders will you deny accountability?
“The president doesn’t wear a mask” you pronounce the words as gospel too young to recognize that choices have consequences, irreversible
Risks, by nature, require careful consideration recklessness an unworthy motivator Reward is in the conquering – fear, doubt No treasure gained when tragedy ensues.
Life is risk, and always there is consequence, and sometimes reward. Risk-reward has been the focus this week and I thank all for participating. My risk is putting out a challenge each week, and the reward is you!
Pursuing feathered inspiration takes me to quiet rural settings. At home, I pour over images, and “picturate” as my husband calls it – altering the photos to create something new.
I spend time daily, crafting poetry, inspired by images, or dreams, or prompts. Often I combine the poems with the artistic photos:
I’m also spending my time writing a community newsletter for our retirement community, and as a retired teacher, offering support to my grandchildren for their online learning. I’ve even created a YouTube account so that I can read to my granddaughters – posting videos for them to replay when they need a Grandma fix.
And in between, I am reliving the years of art I missed as a child, experimenting with pencil, ink, charcoal, and watercolour:
How are you passing this time, staying home?
(Submitted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: pastimes)