Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I am.

Here's my first effort for Prompt Tuesday, from San Diego Mama's blog.

The prompt:
This week, tell us who you are, what’s inside, where you’re from. Share your memory fragments, those visions in your head, those figments that make you, you. What bits and pieces formed your whole? Are you whole? Tell us.

I am from writers and teachers and musicians.

I am from New Deal Democrats and Union members.

I am from pasta, potatoes and bread.

I am from tragedy and comedy.

I am from nurturing and abandonment.

I am from argument and debate.

I am from creativity and productivity.

I am from loving all creatures, great and small.

I am from redwoods and mountains and fog.

I am from subways and sidewalks.

I am from strength and patience and stillness.

I am from wit and laughter and silliness.

I am from two coasts, left and right; a dichotomy.

I am the camera, random images captured and stored.

I am the sun and you are the moon.


San Diego Momma said...

SO glad you did this, Cactus!

Well done and lyrical.

I want MORE! Give it to me! :)

tinsenpup said...

This is great. It's interesting just how much of who we are can be summed up in uneasily co-existing contradictions like "mountains" and "sidewalks"; "creativity and productivity"; "nurturing and abandonment".

Glennis said...

Oh, fantastic. I like the duality, the mirror-opposite images and associations:

"I am from two coasts, left and right; a dichotomy."