Day: 2011/06/25

Six Word Saturday…6/25/11


I just learned I’m an “opsimath”.

Besides learning what the word opsimath means (one who learns late in life), I’ve been learning to spread my creative wings. For a few months I have been finding great joy in writing, and last night I actually used acrylics on a canvas and painted a picture!

I still have a lot to learn…and two books, recommended by fellow creative types, are part of my journey of doing so:

  • Stephen Fry’s The Ode Less Travelled (Unlocking The Poet Within)
  • Betty Edwards’ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

I’m already learning from Fry’s book: page xx of the foreward is where I learned the definition of opsimath!


written for “Six Word Saturday”…click here to go to Cate’s blog to read other posts.

Vision of the Future (a haiku)


just like an eclipse

my radiance is darkened ~

and this too shall pass


2011-06-18
P. Wanken


While this haiku was written a week ago I hadn’t posted it anywhere. This morning I realize it’s a fitting response to Writer’s Island’s final (hopefully, just “for now”) prompt: Vision of the Future.