To me, it means get busy!
This is for last week's IAST, an exploration of the new tangle, Drogon by Lily Moon.
|In Plain Sight|
And I went back and did the previous IAST, one big "Abeko," surrounded by Lynn Mead's geometric tangles.
And this week's Diva, a focus on "ING:"
For the EIM, dolphin. This is a swimming bottlenose dolphin. Definitely not a fish.
Did you see the news item last week about the gazillion year-old dolphin that was hiding in a museum? Life is funny that way.
I was going to draw a swimming pig as dolphins have been called, "sea pigs," but that really wasn't working out. At all. And drawing what is called a sea pig was getting harder. And weirder.
Another time, perhaps?
We went out on Bartlett Lake last week, rented a boat for a day to celebrate the kids birthdays--they're only two weeks apart (and three years) and it's getting harder to get them together at the same time or to convince them to hang out with old people, now that they're twenty-somethings.
They're more fun to play with, in my mind. At least, the experiences are more interesting.
We were swimming with a LOT of fish.
The title for this blog entry comes from where I wanted to go with the TwobyTwo. I really wanted to make a "concrete" poem about... concrete! In New Jersey there's a certain saying about swimming with the fishes that involves concrete, (read: "The Godfather") which is why I couldn't make that work. That thought just derailed all creativity.
So my next thought was a poem on water. This is what came about:
It's kind of a political statement on water--a resource that we desperately need and can't keep up with the demand. Here in Arizona, I've seen it not rain for 220 days. I've also been the recipient of 4 inches of rain in an hour. And a flood. So, in the grand scheme of things, everything balances out.
All the same, water is precious. Use it wisely.