A pencil drawing by a 16 year old Irish girl has won a National Art Competition. Shania McDonagh is tipped as a future top artist. The man she drew is a Fisherman and Seaweed Harvester named Coleman Coyne. There’s a story in every line.
“His name is Coleman Coyne, and he’s from Connemara in County Galway. He passed away earlier this year. The portrait is done using graphite pencil, and it took around 100 hours of drawing to complete the portrait.” – Shania McDonagh
“youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
-stanislaw jerzy lec
credits: soul alchemy, word porn
grandies m and f
recently took part
in a super mario kart gaming competition
at our local library.
they were moved on and matched
based on wins.
above, is a picture of f (wearing blue)
in the finals
holding his own
along with his competitors.
one of these guys is not like the others.
“move fast. speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors.”
the old one
takes his time
relaxes and fishes
the young ones row fast
all in a crew
the middle one
from a motor boat
tells them how and what to do.
“old age is ready to undertake tasks
that youth shirked because they would take too long.”
-w. somerset maugham
why yes, i’m happy to wait here all day while you check my i.d.
i’ll just stand right by this alert and tan in the glow of its light.
take all the time you need. i’ll hang out for a few minutes longer.
thanks so much for sending help.
does anyone else have this message on their screen?
you i.d. everyone?
“i have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, i don’t have to.”
“today is the last day i will ever be 3.”
“tomorrow when you wake up you will be 4.”
“that is magic.”
“yes, that is magic.”
(conversation i had in my classroom today)
“it’s alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me.
who you are is not where you’ve been. you’re still an innocent. it’s okay…. ”
― taylor swift
image credit: bbc, listicle
“i can honestly say i love getting older.
then again, i never put my glasses on before looking in the mirror.”