Posted in Nonet

Turn It Around

Watercolor painting titled “Happy Accidents” by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
“Happy Accidents” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Turn mistakes into happiness

Let your creativity flow free

Let those mishaps bring joy

Turn errs into success

Then you’ll be happy

With life’s work

When all is

Said and

Done

Nonet

What I love about watercolor is that a lot of happy accidents occur.

—Jane Seymour

Posted in Haibun, May 2019

Be Positive

ATC created by LeonasDesigns 2019
ATC created by LeonasDesigns 2019

The world needs more laughter

Take time to be silly

Share some smiles

Today as I was walking out to my mailbox, two young girls probably about 8 or 9, were walking past on their way home from school, I imagine, as they had backpacks on and it was early afternoon about the time the grade school down the street lets out for the day.

They were smiling and giggling and begin walking towards me.

“Hi” they said

“Hello” I replied smiling.

“Have you ever had a Woo?” One of them asked, giggling,

“A Woo?” I said “What’s a Woo?”

They both began to laugh and that’s when I realized this was just some childish silliness. I smiled and decided to play along for fun.

“I will throw one to you, and if you can catch it you will see what it is!” said one.

“Okay.” I said “Throw it”

The younger looking of the two grasped her hand in the air and made a throwing motion towards me.

I quickly made a grab into the air and clutched my hand shut tight. “Got it!” I said.

They both began giggling and clapping.

“We want to see it!” They clamored.

“Ok. What’s the Password to open my hand?” I joked.

Surprised at that, they were puzzled. “Hmmm, not sure…” said one

“Guess “ said the other.

After a few guesses, hmmms, and giggles I opened my hand saying “Too late. It’s gone!”

They laughed and laughed as they ran off down the street towards home.

“Silly girls” I said to myself. 🙂

Thank You God for letting them cross my path today. I needed some silliness.

Halibun

Posted in February 2018, Shadorma

The Passive Line

People

Among strangers

In line together

Mumbling

Grumbling

Shuffling feet in weariness

I stood behind you

As you spoke

A breath of fresh air

Uplifted

Awakened

My senses, because your words changed

The whole atmosphere.

Words full of

Positivity,

Thankfulness,

Permeated

And turned strangers into

Lively comrades

Triple Shadorma