Posted in February 2019, Senryu

Vaudevillians

Mural of Vaudeville stars on Elisdore Theatre Salem, OR

Smiling, we remember

The laughs they brought to us in days of old

Stars of Vaudeville

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This mural is in downtown Salem, Oregon on the back of the Elsinore Theatre. It was painted in 1984 by art professor Jim Mattingly. It is titled “Theatrical Heartscape” and depicts characters from vaudeville because the theatre has a long history of vaudeville. On the mural are—W.C. Fields, Theda Bara, Marlene Dietrich, and Charlie Chaplin

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Posted in January 2019, Senryu

Inner Reflection

Kindness in a person graphic

Kindness, a treasure

That’s outwardly visable,

Comes from within

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Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. —George Sand

Posted in January 2019, Senryu

Realization

The word Happiness

Diligently I was

On a quest for happiness

Had to make my own

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The other evening I was creating a collage using some torn paper and I wanted to title the balloon in the picture with the word “Happiness”. I did not want to write or print the word but hoped to find it in a magazine that I could cut out and paste in. I looked in magazine after magazine to no avail. The best thing I could find was the word “Happy”—no Happiness.

I decided then that I would just have to find some letters to cut and paste in order to make the word myself.

That is when the realization came to me that in life we often search and search for Happiness and never find it, because we really need to create it ourselves

Posted in January 2019, Senryu

Royal Cattitude

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 original photo altered in GoArt

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 original photo altered in GoArt

Queen holding court

On a ragamuffin throne

Subjects are kin

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Took this photo of my family’s pets, (grandson and grand-daughter’s cats) all sitting together seeming to be having a meeting of the minds–probably regarding whose attention they could grab to give them some food in their empty bowl! 😃