Last Friday afternoon - as in Friday before last – I sketched as I waited for my friends Martha and Sue Ann to join me at Flat Tail Brewery. Sue Ann arrived first, saw I was sketching, returned to her car, and came back with her sketchbook. But we got so instantlly involved in conversation that I didn’t draw another line, and she never opened her sketchbook. Then Martha arrived moments later, and we were immersed in “catching up” – on our kids, our lives, our dreams (Yes, Virginia, middle-aged women still have dreams). We laughed, we nearly cried, we had a good time. The sketch only had a few flowers showing a bit of color, but I decided not to take it any further, that it captured pefectlly that transition when you drop what you’re doing and plunge into the Moment and Be There. No multi-tasking. No drifting off, no loss of focus. That’s what friends are for. That’s what Summer is for. That’s what Friday’s are for! So I signed it with my little “chop” symbol, and here it is, Photoshopped just a tad so you can see the pencil lines.
August 11, 2013 2:11 am