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30 days of gratitude: Days 17-19

Day 17: What knowledge are you grateful for?

The knowledge of writing, I guess (if that is deemed one). I’ve been writing ever since I was six or so. I recently found a few of my old stories while cleaning out and man, was the handwriting atrocious! 🤣

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Day 18: What piece of art are you grateful for?

I think I discussed this last year. Charles Auguste Émile Durand, known as Carolus-Duran, has the honor of my overall favorite piece of art titled “Sleeping Man” from 1861. 

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Day 19: What touch are you grateful for today?

My cat! She always waits for me in the gallery on evenings when she knows I’m coming from work and she rushes out to greet me with such mewling joy that it makes my heart leap with joy. And she has the softest fur. Almost like pure silk! 💙

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365 Days of Writing

June 27th: The artist’s eye

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Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.)

I love paintings, but they don’t speak to me. I don’t have that special language down pat. However, I am drawn to Charles Auguste Émile Durand’s L’Homme endormi or Man Asleep or The Sleeping Man. I’ve now used this masterpiece as an inspiration for one of my short stories.