Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Beware the Ides Of March

This morning, I received a phone call from an childhood friend. Ed and I reminisced about things we remembered from more than fifty years ago and some things from mutual experiences in the last five. Although I busy, it was a treat and the time flew by as we talked.

This was the third unexpected call in two weeks from long time friends: Susan, Charles and Ed. All three were delightful surprises and it seemed my life passed before my eyes. I wondered if this was a 'near death experience!' I don't think so. (tiny smile)

I have been doing research on African-American artist Emilio Cruz for this week's BioGem. He uses imagery from many sources to fill his work with the spirit of life and the tenuous thread of imagination and fear which threatens that spirit.

The Ides of March - A reminder of old friends and the spirit of life.

(Photo: My first friend Shirley and me.)


Martha Marshall said...

Awwwwww! Too cute. And my first friend was Shirley too! We used to pull drag other under the fence between the houses at about this same age.

Martha Marshall said...

Well you know what I mean.