Support An Artist; Buy A Lawn Tractor

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

As I looked out my kitchen window this morning at the newly formed dew, I was amazed at the sparkling reflections. It seemed as though the shimmer of light on the new moisture was doing a happy, welcome to the party, sun greeting. But wait, what kind of dance formation is that?

As I followed the glistening pattern further and further around the yard, it became very apparent to me, this was not the dew’s doing. The dew had no responsibility at all for what I was gazing upon, Ms. Twister…


What on earth had been going through her mind? How may cocktails had she consumed while performing her lawn duties? Should I have taken a peek to notice all the fun she must have been having? Did I contribute to her delinquency by allowing her to purchase a “Lawn Tractor” instead of a mere “Lawn Mower?”

Now as I look out at the glistening reflection of the welcome to the party, sun greeting, I found myself getting dizzy, look away. Peering down into the sink I tired my best to put myself in Ms. Twisters shoes, what on earth had been going through her mind?

I presume she had been enjoying the wind blowing past her as she mowed down the weekly chore. Nah, that was not it. It had been 90 degrees in the shade the last time she had mowed. Maybe that was it; it was just too hot?

It could have been she despised this chore and was just trying to get it done. But then I remember I had to talk her out of moving the grass earlier because the poor lawn had not grown an inch. That was not it.

Think, think, what was going through her mind? I stood there at the sink thinking deep into her psyche, took another glance at the glistening reflection and OMG! Now I understand.

Being totally stressed out she had sought relief through expression. Now she will tell you she has no artistic ability what so ever but I disagree. As I follow the dance maneuvers in my yard I see an abstract, free flowing shape only an artist could achieve. Who else would combine circles and straight lines in such a fashion?

Throw in the number of beverages she consumed and the “Lawn Tractor” I agreed to and we have a lawn sculptor in the making. I’m so honored to support such a budding new artist and I did not have to contribute a dime.

I just hope the neighbors can appreciate whom they are living next to.

Support an artist; buy them a Lawn Tractor.

PS: As per a tag I received from Olivia J. Herrell my next post will address the contents of my purse.


9 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said, 

A wonderful write and a little unusual, it's surprising what one can write about.

Take care.
Yvonne.

July 14, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I give permission for anyone to buy one for me!

July 14, 2010 at 7:25 PM  
murkitty said, 

Ms. Twister here. As stated I do not have an artistic bone in my body. I am sure I was just getting the job done. When I looked out this morning all I saw was the dew glistening on the grass. I have been accused of crop circles. Next time I may have to try to actually be creative.

July 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
murkitty said, 

P.S. I forgot to mention. I was laughing throughout the entire read. I was for-warned I was the subject.

July 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Midlife Jobhunter said, 

I should create a design in our lawn next time I decide to mow rather than go to the Y (my husband or a son usually do it.) My husband always wants it perfect. Thanks for a great idea.

July 14, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Jules said, 

Yes Yvonne is it funny what we chose to write about.

Alex I would if I could.

Ms. Twister, thanks for joining the comment world I knew you were there.

Jobhunter, I highly encourage you to do so.

Thanks to all for the comments.

July 15, 2010 at 6:54 AM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

Jules, this is priceless! How about a picture of the yard so we can see her handiwork?! :)

~Olivia

July 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Gail said, 

I enjoyed this completely!

July 15, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Tammy said, 

Too funny!! I find that it's not just too many adult beverages that cause Edward Scissorlawns...sometimes it's teenagers, boredom, or an evil lawn mower!

December 10, 2010 at 8:03 PM  
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