Monday, May 25, 2020

Monday WRites 247


[A Periwinkle mosaic today, photos - some old some new]


Wishing all A Happy Monday
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or
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Blog hopping today with

Mosaic Monday
#81: Learning My Lessons (or a Garden Tour with Dad)


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Haibun Monday
Meet Piet

Kim's prompt today is this image which is to inspire a haibun from us.


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Structured colourful pieces fit so nicely, locking one end into another. No wonder kids love it. Leggo blocks I believe, are designed to fit the fantasy of every idealist I am sure.

If it cannot fit, it's not meant to be. No surprises, no challenges, no adventure, no revolution. Just the plain and simple square knot into the correct square hole.

And in this compelling game of bonding, grandparents and grandchildren loose themselves, regardless of weather or time of day. I reflect on pre covid days. I miss my granddaughter. A video call is just not the same thing as a visit.

floral patterns
on billowing drapes -
a crawling ant

© gillena cox 2020


Working from my lap top again HAPPY


REVISIT
25 May 2018
25 May 2017
25 May 2015





[GIF created in PicsArt background photo © gillena cox 2020]



42 comments:

  1. Such a delicate flower, the pale pink petals are lovely. Happy MM, dear lady.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Maggie

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  2. Wish a nice day too. And a lovely mosaic.
    Stay healthy.

    Happy MosaicMonday

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  3. Aren't periwinkles delightful flower! Yours is lovely! Have a grand day!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Cathy :)

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  4. Hello, pretty flowers and images. I wish you a nice day too!
    Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  5. I love your pretty Periwinkle and the quote at the end is very good. We should all remember that! Take care my friend! Stay safe and healthy.

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  6. Thanks for dropping by Diane

    Much💟love

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  7. ...Periwinkle grows here too, but it's an annual that sometimes reseeds itself. Gillena, should a lovely soft pink color, Take care and stay well.

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  8. Thanks for dropping by Tom

    Much💟love

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  9. A wonderful take on the prompt! I love the idea of a lego set coming out of that painting. You are right made for the ocd… everything fits perfectly! Love the haiku!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Dwight

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  10. Nice description: "If it cannot fit, it's not meant to be." I like the comparison to Lego blocks.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Frank

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  11. I really like the Lego view. When I think of all the times my bare feet came down on one of those sharp edges while kissing the kids goodnight...

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    1. 😊Thank you for your appreciation Christine

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  12. Hopefully you will return to playing with your granddaughter soon!

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    1. Happy you dropped by Kerfe

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  13. Gillena - a delicate, pretty mosaic. And I liked the quote from Rumi. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  14. Such an interesting ""take" on the image. It obviously evokes very varied responses.

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    1. Sure does Bev😊 Thanks for dropping by to read mine

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  15. I’m glad your laptop is working again, Gillena, I know what that’s like! Your take on the image is so much fun, and I can see why it made you think of Lego and how it is a lesson for children to learn: ‘If it cannot fit, it's not meant to be.’ I also agree that it’s a ‘compelling game of bonding’ – I like playing with Duplo, the big Lego for toddlers, with my grandson, and I miss him too. I love the way the free-blowing drapes and crawling ant in the haiku contrast with the rigidity of the Mondrian painting.

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      Thank you for your appreciation Kim

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  16. The comparison of the photo to lego blocks is such a creative perspective. The pain of video calls not being as amazing as physical visits are so true. Your haiku added a flavor to your haibun. :)

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Rose

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  17. I like your periwinkle mosaic, Gillena :) I hope you can soon play Legos again with your granddaughter!

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  18. Thank you for your appreciation Lynn

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  19. Gillena, this is one of your best so far. I love the lego metaphor, and I love the distillation of the ideas in the paragraphs in the haiku.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Lili

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  20. I loved lego as a child (still love it if I'm honest). There is something very satisfying about building and creating. I hope you and your granddaughter can build lego together soon.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Carol

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  21. YAY! You have your laptop up and running. How fabulous.
    My youngest son was a huge lego fan.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Happy you dropped by Dawn

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  22. Oh... pieces of Lego ... I can see it now. Those basic colors, the structure, and how miss the children.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Björn

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  23. Oh yes....I've enjoyed playing with both my children and their children with legos. I like to do free form with them rather than follow the patterns that come with the "kits"....it's amazing how creative you can get. And then the duplos which are the larger ones for toddlers too.
    And then the movement from plastic blocks in the prose section to drapes billowing in an open window and a crawling ant. LOVING this post!

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    1. Glad you dropped by Lilian

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  24. I like the comparison with Legos and find it particularly apt! Your periwinkle mosaic is pretty, too. <3

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  25. Thank you for your appreciation Jenna

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