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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Home Place

"Sunset at the Home Place," 5 x 7 watercolor greeting card
Security. That's what we all seem to want most these days of the viruses of pandemic, racism and political chaos.
All are "spiking" again, in spite of the pronouncements of self-serving politicians living in denial...here in Oklahoma, certainly in Texas and Florida. One seems to fuel the others.
And most folks are caught in between, trying to live their lives safely, sanely, with the common sense so absent in angry extremists whose mothers apparently never taught them manners.
Remember the home place of childhood, no matter where? It wasn't perfect, but if you were little, it would be warm and welcoming...at least that's the way we fondly remember it.
Isn't that what is important? To remember the goodness, the decency in these indecent times? Thus today's watercolor.

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