If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
I thought this morning’s images would be easy. I received some new lights I ordered yesterday, so I figured anything that came from playing with them would be a success. Like any experiment, the results, whether proving the hypothesis or not, are a success because they lead to the next hypothesis.
This morning, however, was not a success. The lights were garbage (three bulbs dead and hot the instant plugged in, even smelled hot=fire hazard) and the only thing I achieved was to get a return code. So what does success look like after disappointment and frustration? I could take a nice picture of the cat or a flower and call it a day, but I would not see that as a success.
Is success the color of money, of gold and jewels? Is it seeing a goal to completion, an accomplishment? What does that look like visually? Perhaps a loop, or a bullseye. I have an idea.
Today’s successful images were all about perseverance.
Yay, a repetition prompt! Today’s prompt is to write a poem that repeats “a sound, a word, a phrase, or an image, or any combination of things.”
Poem A Day
Today’s prompt is an Earth Day prompt to write an organism poem. Happy Earth Day!
Our Living Organism
gentle pets produce purrs
relative to being
I place my head on his furry brow
being composed of the parts
below his ears, above his whiskers
the individual moving
I breathe with him, in sync with him
parts of the whole organic system
and listen, absorbing the vibrations
structured, living entity, complex thing
and feel calm; but don’t trust it
a networked system, organic whole
watch for the flick of the tail
parts of the moving organized
signalling the coming pain
of grasping claws
complex living creature
and piercing teeth