Monday, March 2, 2015

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast (#SOL15 - Day 2)



(M.A. Reilly, 2015)

I was reminded yesterday when I read/viewed Kevin Hodgson's Slice of Life post, that there are lots of ways to represent ideas.  

I make things and wanted to remind myself that I can make posts too. Not just pen them.

So I made the image to the right and thought about six impossible things before breakfast that I believe (or at least want to). 


Here goes...

1.    Crocuses will reveal themselves (soon).

2.    The quiet of the house at dawn will remind me of the many ways I am becoming (other)wise.

3.    Schools will value error more than correctness. They will honor the spirit of Samuel Beckett who wrote: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

4.    We will know the value of dreaming and embrace it--live it in our ordinary lives. I blogged about dreaming earlier in what I suspect was a Slice of Life story well before I knew the term: Those Kids Could Dream...  It's a homage to my Da.

5.    I'll make an image today while in Manhattan that I'll want to keep forever.

6.    Later this morning, I'll cross the George Washington Bridge without delay.

28 comments:

  1. Irresistible the lure of the impossible. Love the shadowy layers of the piece you included.

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    1. Thanks Lee Ann. BTW, I did cross the GWB with little traffic:)

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  2. Love the artwork and the list. I think this month will get me thinking about writing a bit less traditionally.

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    1. I think visually so I decided to se if making art alongside the SOL might work. Look forward to *seeing* what you post:)

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  3. Your title drew me in and I loved the artwork and the list!! This may be a subject for a post for me someday soon. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. I love, love, love the Samuel Beckett quote. Going to share it with my colleagues as soon as I finish here. And then I'll head over to Kevin's blog. He never ceases to amaze me with all his creativity!

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    1. That's true Carol. The Becket quote is from Westward Ho.

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  5. We live very close to one of the premier botanical gardens in the U.S.--Longwood Gardens--and each spring a carpet of lavender crocus spills across the lush lawns the roll out towards the road. It is so distracting. The first time I saw it I was driving and I did not know what a crocus was. It looked like something out of Monet (for as cliche as that might sound). It was bright and colorful and beautiful...and free to see. Amazing. Enjoy the crocus when they come!

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    1. When I first moved to the house I live in, I planted bulbs. We always had crocuses growing up int he yard. I used to sing to them as a child. Perhaps another SOL pending:)

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  6. Beautiful artwork and such lovely thoughts!

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    1. Thanks so much Beverley. Was thrilled to cross the GWB (Each way) without much traffic:)

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  7. Lovely writing to sooth my heart.

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  8. Mary Ann, a true gift of this community is sharing from each other. Glad that you were inspired by Kevin and are playing with his ideas in your post. I can't wait to see you NYC pic and did you get across the bridge easily?
    Bonnie K>

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    1. I did get across the bridge easily (Both ways at that). My battery died in my camera but I did make a couple of images. Will process them today and will let you know. Thanks:)

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  9. Beautiful those things you believe, Mary Ann. I think my favorite is "fail big, fail better"-superb mantra, right?

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    1. Mine too. The Beckett quote inspires me.

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  10. I love this!!! And how I wish all those things for you. Hoping especially for the easy bridge crossing. A day without traffic would be a gift! Thank you so much for sharing not just your words, but your beautiful image.

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    1. It is my pleasure. Easy commute yesterday. Perhaps I need to say this each morning:)

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  11. Love your image as much as your post! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. A pleasure for sure...

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  12. I LOVE THIS POST! You have captured the image and wonder that we should all have - at least before breakfast!

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    1. Lisa, that's a favorite for me too. I keep holding out hope w will alter schooling.

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  14. Gorgeous artwork and a fantastic list. Glad to have you as part of our writing community, Mary Ann!

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    1. Thanks Stacey. I am loving the #SOL15 challenge.

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