Stuff revisited

Sunlight through the trees 2
Sunlight through the trees 2

I used the color version of this photo in my most recent post, but decided to make it monochrome for a different look at the subject. To be honest, I prefer the color version but like this one as well. I added some color because the straight black and white looked just too drab. I’m submitting this picture to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness post for this week.

 ***

Upon reflection, in the mirror, I believe that my beard is growing whiter. It hasn’t been that many years since I sported a full beard. I had it for around twenty years, and I watched it change from a mostly black beard to a white beard, when there weren’t soup stains in it. I thought that I resembled George “Gabby” Hayes. The young among you may want to Google him. At any rate, back before I removed the beard, it was white with gray roots. I’m not sure how that worked. Now, when I have stubble growing in I see that even the beard’s roots are white, and I look even more grizzled than I had in the past. I have nothing profound to say about this turn of events; it is just an observation.

***

 Just when you thought it was safe to read Classical Gasbag and not be reminded of my NaNoWriMo novel, Gotcha! A (small) number of people have asked me if I plan to publish it. The short answer is “No.” I don’t think that it is anywhere near good enough to inflict on people.

The few people who have had access to the completed draft have remained silent; whether from bewilderment at the text, or inability to actually read it through, or perhaps just a kindness via silence. I did spend a few wistful moments considering the possible review blurbs that might be printed on the back of the dust jacket. These came to mind:

    “What the…”

   “…extraordinarily mundane…”

   “Polly and Wally lost their doodle today.”

   “…more fun than having your ‘nads removed…”

Well, you get the gist of it. Perhaps with a lot of work, and many more words, I would consider it; but not as it is today. 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Stuff revisited

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.