mockery II: a plain amazon


it wasn’t you
it was the giant girl with the giant hair down to her backside
it was the girl who primped for an hour
trying to redeem something she couldn’t find in a mirror
for some reason that girl wore heels too, six feet plus
but later in the dark
stripped of the night’s magic
and several gin & tonics
she
disappeared
come daylight, she was still an amazon
but a plain one

hairzillaThis ‘lovely’ image has made its way around a post or two. Geez, good thing we grow up. Now, I think if I saw this girl coming at me, I’d run in the opposite direction. Luckily, the hair and the girl eventually learned how to relax and both managed a boundful leap into adultness. Today, she tells her kiddies the very same…

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26 thoughts on “mockery II: a plain amazon

  1. I remember being threatened with a Wampus Cat abduction for cheeky male child behavior. I never knew what one looked like, Until now. Thank goodness. I might have become a good child and led a boring young life. And love the hair. That is hair to ride a horse in the wind with. πŸ™‚

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    • Of course, this is my version of the great she-cat of Native American lore. There are others, but I like imagining her this way.
      I very often hid behind that wall of hair. And darn, why didn’t I think of riding a horse with it!
      Have a wonderful day.
      annmarie:)
      ps Good children, never bore their parents πŸ˜‰

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  2. It’s funny, isn’t it, how two people can look in the same mirror and see different things. I’d look in the mirror and cringe at my own image, yet I’d see your image in the same mirror and think, “Now that woman is lovely and has it together” (hence, “anntogether”). I read this post and my first reaction was sadness that you ever had such negative thoughts about yourself. But my next reaction was that I’m glad you got over that feeling — a very positive step indeed. And the photo — what’s wrong with it? Nothing! And of course I must add that Wampus Cat is scary-great. πŸ™‚ Great post, Miss. πŸ™‚

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    • Yes it is, my friend.
      You know Deb, I’d nearly forgotten how I’d arrived at the blog name (well, aside from the fact that my first million choices were already taken – though looking back, I’m glad Polka dot Pizza was gone). The name did have much to do with the journey, as well as being literal, for a place to keep everything – the kitchen sink, or in this case the studio files.:)
      That girl with the hair felt really old for a long time. It is a shame what some of us do to ourselves. It is even sadder that kids have to be cruel to one another. Oh well, the trials and tribulations of youth and young ‘adulthoodness.’
      Many of my little art students always tell me I’m always so happy. When they say this, I always tell them – “don’t worry, one day you’ll always be happy too – you just have to get a lot older first” πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely Thursday!
      am:)
      And you are on of those women, who I would say not only has it together and is quite lovely, but who oozes creativity and intelligence – 2 talents that don’t always share the same brain.

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      • Ha! Re: Polka dot Pizza, πŸ˜‰ “anntogether” is perfect. What’s that Fitzgerald short story (“Benjamin Button”?) about the guy who grows younger instead of older? I guess that would be us — and I love what you tell those kids who ask about your happiness. I was born old, and am still an old soul, but sometimes I feel as though my “emotional age” is regressing. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your sweet, generous comments, but I don’t really have any of those things — well, I may have a “spec” of them which is just enough to drive me crazy and be a source of frustration, πŸ˜‰ Happy Thursday, Miss — and no subbing!

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  3. Wow, that’s a lot of hair! The wampus cat’s expression reminds me of the “Uncle Sam Wants You” posters from WWII. Direct engagement, face-to-face! Happy creating, AnnMarie. – Fawn

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    • And man was it heavy! Even today, I can’t tie my hair back for long periods of time – it gives me headaches. One day, I will part with it – maybe πŸ™‚
      You know Fawn, now that you say that about Sam – I’m thinking of his eyes – and I see the similarity – scary πŸ™‚
      Have a terrific day.
      am:)

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    • Gosh, I thank you so very much. What a kind and generous thing to say. I’m controlling my smile right now so my coffee doesn’t leak out.
      Have a lovely day!
      I wish I was magical. I’d weave a spell for gorgeous weather all around the planet today (but of course, rain wherever it’s needed) πŸ˜‰
      annmarie:)

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    • You know, Bob – many, many full-blooded moons ago, I went out with my hair curled and someone (remember now the bar was dimly lit) thought I was Cher. When the over-excited gal said this to me, I simply replied, “Obviously, you haven’t heard me sing.” πŸ˜‰

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  4. That sketch scares me, it’s scary at first look! Shows how great an artist you are, you can make it look real. And i love how you put words into this poem with that beautiful scary art piece.. It’s simply amazing. Love this.

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