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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


January thaw
I break my first


Blogger Dianne said...

Very good brief but not lacking, allusion but not confusing.
leaves the reader asking for more!

6:41 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

why make resolutions at all -- once i asked a teacher; she said it was to better oneself...

i asked her what was hers -- she said it was not to pinch any child (pinching was her most painful punsihment)

then she asked me what would be mine --I said, no resolutions, because i thought there was nothing to better; i was the best -- it didn't take a split second for her hands to raise to my ears! :)

Follow your instincts -- has always been mine! :)

good one...Hope you are fine after breaking! :)


7:39 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

Love it!

8:01 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

easy done Bill

5:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Full disclosure. This is pure fiction. Like you, Devika (even though, unlike you, I'm not perfect), I don't make resolutions. But this month's kigo at the Shiki Kukai is "first [of the year]," and, while, playing with the theme, I came up with this. Of course, this is not the one I sent to the kukai. I'll post that after the results have been announced.

Thanks, all.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

haha! Perfect and Me??

that was a tease to the teacher, dear Bill...i seldom care or strive for perfection....in art as in my life..what is, is what it is :)


6:52 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

And mine was a tease to you, dear Devika. As Pat will tell you, teasing from me is a sign of affection.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

ha! thats possibly the way I show my affection too...and often misunderstood -- they seldom expect it from women after 30...

hope we build a community of healthy affectionate teasers! :)


7:47 PM  
Blogger Emma Dalloway said...

lots of fun

4:36 PM  

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