Reflections

Everyone has a line. Where’s yours?

lines by Randy Mazie

lines by Randy Mazie

Half way to the end

Get a piece of paper.
Draw a dot
.
Draw a second dot
.
Place them
Anywhere you like
       .

Then draw
a line from the first
dot
            .
to the second,
but
stop
halfway.

Draw the line
straight,
if that suits you.
Or, draw it like
       the lines
            in an EKG.

Or, like the hills
 
    a child’s
In               drawing.

Draw concentric
               circles
of
     G-clef signs.

Draw doodles of fingers
pointing
all in one direction, or
if you wish,
counterclockwise
with fingers hurtling
skyward, or
like a paddle wheel
on a Jungle Queen
sluicing deep into
muddy waters.

Draw
it to look and smell and taste like sliced pineapples.
Make the line create the colors of a setting sun.
Give it the aloof majesty of a glacier.
Have it blast the rip-whoosh of the ocean’s waves.

Twist the line to bring to mind a funny sour taste of lime.

Endow it with
your life’s events
or none of them
.
But if
you don’t like it,
don’t erase it
.

Once it’s started, it’s your
line.
Change it,
if you want,
change

direction or style.

Change
anything you want.
Make your line better, different, happier, richer, smarter, bigger, or
Better-looking

But stop sometime
between
the first dot
.
and the
second
.

Just stop.
Stop.

Stop now.

Look back.
Look
      forward.

.decide        .

Randy Mazie

12 thoughts on “Reflections

  1. okay everybody, if you’re going to comment, please be quiet.

    Do not disturb Paul. He wants to be left alone. Certainly do not direct any comments towards him.
    I think he has stopped his line momentarily and is attempting to make a decision.

    Some of us have different reactions to a time of reflection. Sometimes, we have deeply held feelings of needing to be alone, mediate, get sad, or even a little grumpy.

    Paul seems to be a little gr….

    So boys and girls, let’s be extra nice to him. Let’s be quiet and understanding. Keep your comments as light heated as possible, as quiet as possible, and we’ll start all over again in our usual “comment” voices tomorrow.

    Randy

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