The Back Door

RDP Sunday: Homecoming

Bo Fransson, Watercolor

Do you know why I love this painting?

I loved  it because at first glance it looks like Grandma’s back porch- well, my Grandmother’s back porch’s opened up on the same sort of thing- the tree, the gravel road, the pale light.

But then if you look at it again you see the ramp, the water pipe, the door with the glass windows, the rough mat inside of the door  and then again there is the doorway itself.

It’s wide, it’s solid , it’s a utilitarian door.

And then it hit me.

It reminds me of the door at a funeral home I visited a long time ago.

That’s what I love about this painting- it tells you it’s story in a soft voice- but at the same  time it’s a scary soft voice.

I like that in art- and I like it in my stories too.


Who the Bard? Month of Love#7

Paula Light’s challenge: , “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

Upstart Crow is not just my favorite TV show.

I am in love with it!

Here’s a clip where Will feels like he’s just scored the perfect hit and his victory speech is one that I give myself in a slightly different form after Halloween at my blog:


“By Jupiter’s hairy armpits finished!-

Result, oh yeah!

Who the bard?

Me the bard!

Iambic Pentameter  is my bitch!


More on Upstart Crow HERE

Which do I prefer?

Word of the Day Challenge: Bloom

Today I asked myself a question and decided to answer truthfully. No playing around. No being clever. Here we go:

Flowers bloom

Crusty Itchy Rashes bloom too.

Both come in a variety of colors, patterns and some spread more easily then others.

Some require a lot of care and others do just fine, thank you on their own.


Do I like one lot  less then the other?

Isn’t it obvious.

of course I do.


Crusty Itchy Rashes show up for no reason at all, you could never say they’ve been used as an emotional bribe, left to rot in a cemetery or given as a gift because you FORGOT ( fill in the even here ) WAS TODAY.


Flowers in full bloom

are always cut in their prime

tied up with ribbon and shoved in a vase

are dead.






As least Crusty Itchy rashes are alive.