Things are not always what they seem, not always what we think they are. Sometimes we misunderstand, misperceive, misinterpret. Take, for example, the breakup I thought was a breakup but wasn't actually a breakup more of a misunderstanding that involved "I thought you'd dumped me" and "I thought YOU had dumped Me." Such a thing can last for a week and cause a person to distract herself with horrible experiences at online dating.
But that's about all I am going to say about that. Now let's consider clouds.
I painted the moon recently, the way I often see it out my window right where my painting nook is. Although the water is also out in front of me, I usually see the moon high in the sky and the west coast being what it is, the moon is often skirted with clouds.
I e-mailed a photo of this latest painting to my parents only to find out that a debate had ensued as to whether or not those were clouds or waves. Mum, who tends to be right about things 98% of the time, which translates to "I am always right", was in fact wrong this time when she supported the wave theory. Dad, was triumphant in his declaration that these are in fact clouds. I might add that Dad had successful cataract surgery last year while Mum is still yet to have hers.
The urge to paint is strong in me right now, though I am not yet certain what my next subject will be. Not a cigar, I know that much.
Totally unrelated Tip:
I just have to share, though maybe I am the last person on the planet to know this. I bought a pair of shoes recently, love them, they are perfect but I did hesitate in the store because they squeaked intensely with every step. I decided I could sort this out and I bought them. Then when I got home I google searched how to stop shoes from squeaking.
Most of the advice was to use powder. The powder gets under the insole which is the source of the squeaking and if the insole is not removable then you just shake the powder into the cracks at the sides. I didn't have baby powder or foot powder and I didn't even have cornstarch in my cupboard but I did have arrowroot powder. So I applied it liberally and it has worked! Now I can sneak up on people in my silent shoes.