Title: Beautiful Flowers
Medium: Old window screen from a shack near Roscoe, Tx, rodent skeleton, bouquet of dried flowers
By: Clara G. Herrera
(Enriching music: Feeling Good, Nina Simone; Where is my Mind, the Pixies; Here I Am, Lyle Lovett)
The Chaos of a Disciplined Mind
On my first full day of summer, my mind races against itself.
It is a cacophony of thoughts. Hopes of sleeping late were thwarted by brain tremors that awakened me like an earthquake to action well before 7 a.m.
These synapses included:
Why is my classroom and science lab cleaner than my house?
Why am I up so early when I vowed to sleep late?
Will I get everything on my summer list done?
Gotta make that summer list!
I know the final touch on the art piece Beautiful Flowers. That's why it has been vexing me, incomplete.
More coffee, no maybe less coffee.
Finished the art piece!
Will I ever catch up with my brain?
Slow down. No, speed up. No, pace yourself and breathe.
Welcome to my mind.