Author: Constance

DON’T ASK

DON’T ASK

Here, in the midst of social distancing and isolation where time speeds by slowly, and distorts one’s perception of the future, I sometimes feel as if my brains are leaking out and becoming something like gnarly gnats only more passive aggressive. Those things I ought to do but don’t, those projects partly started and never…

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HELLO CLOSET MY OLD FRIEND

HELLO CLOSET MY OLD FRIEND

  The other day I stood in front of my closet and said hello to my clothes. I assured them I still loved them … well some of them anyway … and that I hoped to wear them again soon. I commiserated with them about how boring it was to just hang out doing nothing all…

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SHE WEARS A MASK

SHE WEARS A MASK

This is just a quick note to let you all know some images of my artwork are available through Fine Art America. The images can be reproduced in various formats including face masks. The masks are the flat folded style, and you can customize the image printed on the mask by clicking on the image…

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SMALL STEPS

SMALL STEPS

Our house in Iowa City… the house of my early childhood … had front porch steps, back-porch steps, and a side door stoop.  But in addition, there were what Mom called the sidewalk steps. These were the three small steps leading up from the sidewalk to the front walk. I have since found they are…

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK

UNDER THE BOARDWALK

Here are we all, in the midst of a world of chaos. Living with the unknown, with no view of what lies ahead. Like still water our current existence reflects only what is visible in the present. However, if we look under the boardwalk, where the shadows allow us to see below the surface, we…

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LET’S FLATTEN THE CURVE

LET’S FLATTEN THE CURVE

When they talk about flattening the curve, obviously they are not talking about an expanding waistline. Nevertheless, I have taken it to heart. A sign, as it were. I am working toward leveling out my body measurements … sort of flatlining my dimensions. I figure if I eat enough, my curves will be flattened, and there…

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CARONA SPRING

CARONA SPRING

  Pictured here are we all … socially isolated in the midst of an infestation of splodges … clear evidence of the carona-viral-disgusting-infectious-disease-pandemic. The invisible globules have taken control of our world. They are everywhere, those nasty blots of infection. Pictured here as well, is conclusive evidence that I have no idea how plumbing works…

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GOODBYE LEONARDO AND MICHELANGELO

GOODBYE LEONARDO AND MICHELANGELO

Sorry to say, our lovely two-week trip to Florence has been cancelled … yet another casualty of the coronavirus wars. We kept thinking that it might work out, but as you all know there is no future in planning for the future right now. It certainly feels as if life’s highway is chock-a-block with roadkill.…

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I’VE BEEN THINKING

I’VE BEEN THINKING

I have just completed a short writing course in creative non-fiction, offered through the President’s College at the University of Hartford. It was a wonderful experience, although it reminded me of how much I will never have time to know. The readings were stimulating, and so different from anything I have read before. They stirred…

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