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in several wonderful shades

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When I picked up the O’Keeffe book at the used bookstore recently, I was expecting to be influenced by paintings of leaves and flowers and those bones.  I was not expecting the image of The Plums (1920) to remain with me so strongly.  So far, I have only purchased 1 plum.  We’ll see what the future holds.

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One morning I purchased a single plum.  It was an impulse buy.  I haven’t eaten plums in years but I thought I might use the fruit as inspiration.  In the end, it was my antidote for mounting procrastination.  You see, I had a project due soon.  Amazing how strong the urge to take a long walk when you need to stay seated and finish a writing assignment.  I couldn’t go for a walk but …

… I decided I could rise from my chair on occasion and take a photo of the plum.  I did so throughout the afternoon.  No fine art produced but the movement was a release of sorts.

When I finished the writing assignment, I ate the plum, a final dose of a sweet treat that helped me stay focused just enough.  I think I might buy an apple today!

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… that since yesterday’s post, still no plums have I eaten, but a friend did share a poem. 😉

 

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten

the plums

that were in

the icebox

and which

you were probably

saving

for breakfast

Forgive me

they were delicious

so sweet

and so cold

by  William Carlos Williams

 

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plums green beans tomatoes

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