i get the feeling olive is in need of a bit more attention from me.
above, olive tries to add herself
into the frida self-portrait puzzle
as the 4th animal in the picture
a bird, a monkey, and now,
2 black cats instead of 1.
below, olive tries to add herself
into a cable news show
as the special guest co-host.
just a hunch.
“give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.”
when we set out on our hike
to see what spring animals
were out there
we thought maybe
we’d see a bear
awakening from a long winter’s nap
though we most likely
scared any creature
who happened to be in our oncoming path
or most anywhere in the vicinity
with our marching and laughing and yelling and jumping
we looked closer
and at last
found an animal
passed over by many
who was not afraid of us
just waiting to to be discovered
a single ant.
“life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.”