Two-Bit Musings.

Shades of Me.

Quilt, 2019. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved.

I want to be like Frida Kahlo.

Daring and brilliant and accepting of my face.

A good comrade.

I want to be like John Steinbeck.

Living with eyes open and fingers on the keyboard.

(But sans the cigarettes.)

I want to be like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.

Or maybe just have her voice.

I want to be like the nameless woman in Helsinki who gave us directions and a gentle, caring smile.

I want to be like Robert Ingersoll.

Blending truth with poetry.

Taking a stand.

I want to be like my great-grandmother.

Creating a family nest so warm, so simple.

Wearing my hands ragged with labors of love.

I want to be all of them, stitched together in a quilt of imperfect humanity.

. . .

SnapDragon is a person living on Planet Earth.

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6 comments on “Shades of Me.

  1. some great role models (although I had to look up who Frida Kahlo was – sounds like a wonderful artist)

    hopefully, there’s a little bit of you stitched into the quilt also!

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  2. Love it! Your poem gently encourages us to find more than one role model to follow for inspiration! πŸ™‚

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