Monday, November 7, 2011

Mag 90,11/8/11

    After doing a rub of the gravestone she got up from her knees.Stretching all her muscles like a cat from top to bottom; she reached down into her knapsack and pulled out the spray for setting charcoal and pastels.
   "Moore" ran through her mind slowly- trickling over her memory like a stream over stones...Was it Margaret Moore ? She wondered and looked all about to see if there was any detail on the family plot .
Ahh- M. Moore with the dates- it could be-
   She finished waving the paper lightly to dry it before rolling it.  Hmmm- The woman who had taught her art class way back when-? She stood staring down at all the grass and leaves.
What had she said - Something on that last visit, about translating art, combining it with writing...and how she was even considering putting it to music, though she knew no notes really; had no training in it....
   "Wow," She surprised herself saying it aloud.Gathering her things,she smiled. Time to start reaching for other connections. Ways to expand.
   She turned in a circle. Like these trees all around, their branches reaching up and out to the sky and one another.

17 comments:

Margaret said...

A great teacher never dies... their words and ideas inspire for generations...

Isabel Doyle said...

lovely moment captured

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

that's nice! good take on the prompt...

JJRod'z

Brian Miller said...

nice...the teacher lives on in the student...and in the muse...this is a very nice read...

pspacer11 said...

Gravestone rubbings, brings back many memories! Jaunty little piece, very enjoyable.

mylittlewordz said...

I like the image of the trees intertwining at the end, nice image to match the connecting between you and the teacher.
Jamie

Mama Zen said...

I read some sadness that time and death was shrinking her world, but openness to the possibilities of new connections. I really liked the write.

Roy Schulze said...

A fitting tribute to Margaret Moore. My Magpie this week is A Plot Both Great and Grand.

Helen said...

A most unique interpretation of the photo this week!!! Wonderful.

G-Man said...

Great Job Izzy...

Kathy Bischoping said...

The little details of how to do the gravestone rubbing make it seem more real.

Dave King said...

... and not the leaves coming down to ground. Sorry, couldn't resist that one. Ignore it. The story was well thought out and superbly constructed. Impressive.

Tess Kincaid said...

I thought of doing a "rub" of some of these stones, but forgot to bring the necessary stuff...

Jinksy said...

A delightful vignette, Izzy.♥

art2cee2 said...

Very nice! :-)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent take on the prompt.

Anna :o]

The Gooseberry Garden said...

lovely.

:)welcome sharing a random or relevant poetry with us today.

:)

hope to see you in.