Monday, October 31, 2005

no direction home?

(painting: i am a visitor here i am not permanent, by ashley brown, oil on canvas)

in celebration of warmer weather and crunchy leaves, i went walking to the mailbox down the road this morning in typical ashley fashion...brown hat, old lady sweater, moccassions with the string that ties at the shins, and a cup of coffee in a cup with blue and red flowers on it. while crossing the street and nice elderly couple pulled up to the stop sign in their rather large and markedly upper middle class car. the man politely rolled down his window and the following ensued...
Elderly Man: "Excuse me ma'am, are you homeless? do you need a place to stay?"
Ashley: "No thank you, I'm fine."
Elderly Man: "Are you sure?"
Ashley: "Yes, I'm sure. Thanks anyway!"
while some might take this to evoke a slight stupification or change in wardrobe, i laughed...all the way to the mailbox and then back. my day was made. (though admittedly this doesn't give me a very good case for keeping my "bum coat" my parents insist I exchange for a better one come christmas.)


At 12:23 PM, Blogger Jeanie said...

rock on old lady sweaters!

At 12:26 PM, Blogger amy said...

i've got a bum coat too. i love mine. my mom hates it.

in fact, i've got bum boots, bum hats, bum socks... maybe i need to go shopping....

re: your blog... nice writing and lovely pictures. i especially love the one with the yellow drippy leaf. awesome.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger DavidF said...

Gosh ash, I have never had that happen in my North Face jacket, brooks brothers suits, or johnston and Murphy shoes....what gives(wink wink)

At 12:20 AM, Blogger SilverGryphon said...

i so love that painting you made. the eyes have such depth in them... It's a wonderful painting.


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