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Plus something Completely Unrelated and another Saucer People comic. Whoo-boy!
Next Week: A Floral Celebration
There is another comic below, should you decide to skip the written stuff.
Completely Unrelated, Chapter 007:
Here’s another line from the poem I wrote for student worker Z, based on questions she asked and our conversations that ensued:
Look at flowers (I have some for you next week). Walk among the trees. Appreciate the passing car, the person next to you, the sun setting and/or rising. Jupiter in ultra-violet. Or in the more traditional colors:
Beauty is good for us.
Oh, and if you’d like time to pass quicker, something I read a long time ago said, “Look at a picture of a woman you find beautiful.” Works for men and women.
Somewhere, perhaps waiting in a doctor’s office, I flipped the page in a non-basketball story in Sports Illustrated, and instantly felt peace spread throughout body, mind and spirit upon seeing this:
That’s Diana Taurasi, who played for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. I think my peaceful response is likely because she has some of the coloring and warmth I saw in my mother when very young. Works every time. Including now. And, yeah, time sprints by.
By sheer coincidence, this email gets sent on the 41st anniversary of her death.
From The Archive
From my now-dead comic The Saucer People.