When I was a kid, during the summers my dad served as a quartermaster on an army base. My family lived on the base’s campgrounds for those three months every year. Over those ten years, we went from a tent, to a pop-up camper, and finally, a 24-foot trailer. As a child who loved to be outside, wandering about, this was a great life. 🙂
Other kids, coming with their parents, would stay just a couple weeks. There was one summer friend, though, Julie, whose dad also served the whole summer. Julie taught me many campfire songs, including this one:
If I had the wings of a turtledove (turtledove),
Straight to the woods I would fly (I’d fly).
There to remain as a turtledove (turtledove),
There to remain ’til I’d die. (I’d die).
That’s the way I remember the song, anyway.
I find it funny that every image this day conjures a song.
“Seven Years of Wonder” is a daily look back at my creative journaling posts since 2014. I began this journey on Feb. 11, 2021, and hope to continue through Feb. 10, 2022. What am I learning about my art and faith journey thus far? What has remained constant? Where have I been changed? How is this impacting present and future art-making?
A deep bow of gratitude to you for keeping me company on this journey.