this is the post that opened the storybook

I am catching up here, having been distracted by some 8 weeks on a film crew, and having a baby (well, Naomi had the baby. At home! Welcome, Ada Corinna Meridian Swinton!), followed by driving a moving truck 2000 miles from NC to NM (Janet and Spence’s, Naomi’s parents, have joined us here in NM. Yeaaa!!!), followed by 10 days on a father and son adventure, 8 days of which was spent whitewater rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon!

So, no wonder the blog is so disorganized. I want to sincerely thank everyone who has been involved and supported this project. If you do not see your name in the Bloogerroll please understand we are still catching up here. Weebles. I like that word. Thanks, Amuirin!

F.Y.I., here is the first contribution to the storybook collaborative, way back in February of ’08:

little monster hatching, looking around and saying, “Oh, my God…”

(from 2/3/08 post) “…I had reservations about the poem I matched with the painting here and so took it down. So, in the spirit of collaboration, if you, or you and your kids, or your kids, or anyone else would like to offer poems, captions or stories to accompany this picture I will submit them to the committee (Broadus and Naomi) and we will publish them here…”

I believe that this invitation was the beginning of the storybook. Expalla took me up on it and wrote:

There was no denying the look in her eye
she loved him more than she realized
his trip to Oz would be long and trying
but she knew he would return
with the heart ,brains , and courage
her little monsters would need to survive.

by xpalla

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3 Responses to this is the post that opened the storybook

  1. ozymandiaz says:

    the begining of a wonderful thing

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  2. xpalla says:

    Rick
    I can’t begin to tell you how much this site has helped me. I loved reading thru it. You have brought together some amazing people. Thanks, for being you. xpalla

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  3. marlowe44 says:

    This is the painting, I believe that Broadus calls, STUPID WAR. I used it as the image over my rant on the Iraq War, which I entitled 4 BUCK GAS. You were nice enough to post it here for a time, and it resides permanently on http:bibliosity.blogspot.com or aka Feel Free To Read.

    Glenn

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