love of beauty is taste. the creation of beauty is art. – ralph waldo emerson



it is art fair time once again

and we start out strong

babies v and r bouncing along

and hoping all our wishes come true

wandering through the streets

seeing all the colors

and people

and dogs with hats

and statues that move

and twirly

and painty

and beautiful

shiny things

and dancers

swaying and bending

and smelling

the spicy kabobs

and licking

the sugar


the elephant ears



 drums booming



all kinds of everything.

and then

it is time for a break

on the diag

a quiet oasis

right in the middle of it all


with a bottle and a blanket and a weary smile


and with the hug of a tree

much bigger than me

and then

IMG_1387 you reach your limit

and you find

your very own

secret and happy place


your hopeful wish


to go home

once again.

timing has a lot to do with art.

– ll cool j

 artist credit- bruce reinfield

60 responses »

  1. Loved this post. Unfortunately all I can do is post about my books, but I’ll have some clay figurines in a couple of weeks. No real art festivals here in Hawaii, but maybe that is because all the islands are a work of art. Thanks for liking “Telephone Killer – 28” on – Thanks and Aloha – pjs/


    • hi james, and happy you stumbled in, hope it wasn’t too painful ) welcome and nice to meet you, chicago is my favorite big city and where i was born ) beth


      • Oh, so we’ve changed places. I’ve moved to Ann Arbor, and moved away, 3 separate times, I think the last move to Chicago sealed it. I like the big city too much. Plus I grew up on Lake MI, up north, and I missed it too much when I lived in AA.


        • i was born in chicago, moved back to the detroit area when i was just 2, and moved to ann arbor when i was 40, and i love it here, though if i was to live in any big city it would be chicago )


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