Share Your World – 1-14-19

Is it spring yet? We have grey skies (again), snow showers (again), cold (again). I’m ready for sunshine and warmer. Or, alternatively, time at the coast where the weather at least has some drama.

I have cleaned up my kitchen (because it’s rare that I do that in the evening), put some beans on to cook for freezing for future meals, and don’t feel like attacking any of the other chores that are calling my name. Solution? Sharing my World with Melanie. 

  1. You’re walking in a forest and you find a black suitcase.  Inside it is one millions dollars and a piece of paper, stained in blood and bearing the single word “Don’t!”  Would you take the suitcase home or leave it? I think I’d take it – but the blood-stained note might deter me. Or I might take it home, then fret and worry that I did the wrong thing. How would I explain having come into having money? Because you know I’d have to spend – buy some new furniture, flooring, travel. Oh, and the new furniture and flooring would go into my new beach house. Or maybe I’d take it home with no bad feelings. Really hard to know unless you’re actually faced with it. However, it just occurred to me that I could take it home and if it became a huge problem for me, then I could turn it over to the police, right?
  2. Imagine you lapsed and cheated on your partner. You feel horrible and you know you’ll never do it again, because the feeling is so awful. Would you confess? No. I would not, unless I sensed he already knew. Why inflict that pain on someone else when I am already suffering?
  3. Would you live your life differently if nobody ever judged you for anything you did? I think not. I believe I am what and who I am, and that’s not based on other people’s judgments.
  4. Would a fly without wings be called a walk? No? What would you call it?  I think a fly without wings would be called a wingless fly. Or poor fly. That’s what I might call it, except I’m not sure I have a lot of sympathy for a fly. Another thing I wonder – what came first, the definition of the word “fly” or the insect that has that name? Did the word exist first and the insect was called that because that’s what he did?


What’s something that brought joy and lightness of being to you this past week? Much of my joy is from having the freedom and ability to follow my own schedule, to spend time in my kitchen or not, and when I do to cook foods that please me in a way that pleases me. Beyond that, knowing I have the love of my children and friends always brings lightness and happiness to my heart. Also, the freedom to explore my world of art – or what fulfills me that I feel I can call art. I’ve done some painting this past week , have more in mind to do, but I’ll now share with you my most recent efforts. All are a combination of brushes and painting knives.

Forest Dwellers

City Skyline


About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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15 Responses to Share Your World – 1-14-19

  1. Sadje says:

    Great post. Nice to know more about your world.

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  2. Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World with us!! And your art is lovely! I’m toying with the idea of buying some supplies and jumping into painting…there’s a great deal through Amazon, now if they only hold the price until I get paid (if that happens…) I like your thinking about the money. Most everyone else has said they’d turn it over to the police because they’d be afraid to take it. A million doesn’t go as far as it once did, but it’s still serious cheddar. I’m with you!

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    • Carol says:

      If you decide to jump in, compare prices at Dick Blick with those at Amazon. It takes longer to get your order, but I always go there for my canvas. I use Liquitex acrylics, because I don’t need a true artist’s grade – my painting is for me.

      Sent from my iPad



  3. Jay says:

    Oh, I DO like your city skyline! I’d like to see that in a frame, it’s such a cheerful piece, even though it’s dark. Love it.

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  4. disturbedteacher says:

    I love your paintings!

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  5. Jim says:

    wonderful post. I’d call a fly with no wings “Crunch”.

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  6. Lisa says:

    Love your answers to the questions…and the drawings. I think I agree with all of them. Fantastic processing on the first one! I try and live life according to a code of conduct consistent with my faith and understanding of Scripture. Sometimes that conflicts with the culture’s idea of right and wrong. I don’t care. Hope your have a warm weekend. We’re expecting some icky weather again. xoxox

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  7. loisajay says:

    City Skyline…..beautiful, Carol. If van Gogh were alive, this would be his Starry Night. I love it.

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  8. leendadll says:

    re #2: YES.. thank you!! a looong time ago I heard some psychiatrist say that telling someone you cheated is a way to unburden yourself but you shift the pain to them, which is not fair.
    re the money: I’d call the cops as soon as I found the money/note… in case there was additional info at the scene. if i couldn’t call from there, I’d have to analyze the situation to decide whether to leave it and call, or take it and call. but under all circumstances, i’d turn it over to the police.

    LOVE the art… esp the tree on the right!

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