Dear Friends,
I must be honest. I feel a bit sad today. So much going on around the world – valiant efforts, selfless acts…and the opposing forces that make valiant efforts and selfless acts necessary. Opposing forces in the form of disease, apathy, negligence, persecution, hate…

Sometimes…the eyes close while the heart cries. But eyes must open to dry the tears with a new day’s sunlight.

monkey eyes Thank you. May you dream of seeing the world through tears of joy.


10 thoughts on “Eyes

  1. Such wise eyes this young fellow has. I don’t remember who wrote the poem that says, “The world is too much with us,” but that certainly is the case these days. So much anguish and consternation around the world…makes me want to just pull in and hold my loved ones close. Joy to you today, AnnMarie. – Fawn


    • I chose him for his eyes – which I also thought wise. I’m so glad you did too! Yes, sometimes I read the darn paper and get blue. Then I get disappointed with myself because I’m only reading, there are people living the bad news and I’m quite comfortable. Thank you for the kind words.
      Hope you had a lovely day, Fawn.
      AnnMarie 🙂


  2. AnnMarie, I’m sorry you’re sad today. The world is a troubling place. But there are bright, sparkling moments/things, too: Like the fact that your blog appeared in my Reader today! Yeah! Your post, btw, is poetic — and the sketch (those eyes!), superb (as per your usual).

    Have a good evening!


    • Yes, I woefully admit I was a bit blue today Deb, darn it. Woke up sad – when I don’t really have the right to. I’ve got no complaints and life is good in my little particle of the world. But, I thank you for your kind words and I’ll be happy tomorrow 🙂
      I hope you had a great day. And, I’m so glad the post was in your Reader – thanks for letting me know. Since the switch, I feel as if some communication has been cut off from blogoworld.
      AnnMarie 🙂


    • Hi there Heather,
      Bad day had I 🙂 Whenever I get blue, agitation usually follows. I get angry with myself. I don’t have much wiggle room for complaining – everything is good and I hate falling into a “woe is me thing.” Once in a while, I trip darn it…
      I love make believe creatures – real ones are monstrous…
      Thank you and I’m done feeling sorry for myself. (Of course, I had chocolate too that day 🙂 )
      AnnMarie 🙂
      Hope all is well in your life too 🙂


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