Poetry and Honey


At a Halloween party twenty years ago today, a slinky black cat crossed paths with a tall, blue-eyed sea captain. The sea captain had an exceptionally kind and intelligent face, a warm heart, and a great sense of humor.

And so I met my future husband, father of my children, partner in life adventures, and best friend. Happy 20th anniversary to us! And it’s palindrome day to boot: 11-02-2011.

Together we’ll live
On poetry and honey
So rich on the tongue.

I created this piece for my husband Paul last fall, incorporating his love of California poppies and honeybees. It’s one of the paintings I’m planning to rotate in to my ongoing show at Old Town Jewelers in Eureka. The artist’s reception is this Saturday, November 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. and the show will be up through November.

Then this painting will go back on the wall of our entry room at home, to remind us every day of the richness of our life together.