Self Portrait

She asked me,
what makes you tick?
Early morning cuppa Joe
rockin’ rhythms and ocean waves
fireflies and city lights
tap shoes and flying kites.
Talking to my husband dear
crosswords and travel plans
Rockette kicks and hiking sticks
lemon-anything and JP Licks.
I’m a happiness junkie,
unabashedly adorned
in rose-colored glasses
wearing hope on my sleeve.

Photo from a good number of years ago. Appeared on the jumbotron at the Boston Pops 4th of July concert — in the days when we got in line at the crack of dawn to insure a close up spot on the Esplanade. This year, we’ll be content to watch it on tv.
Whatever your political persuasion, hope you’ll kick up your heels a bit on Thursday and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy. And to my Canadian friends, hope you enjoyed yesterday, your Canada Day!

3 thoughts on “Self Portrait

  1. Nancy Jahnke July 2, 2019 / 11:17 am

    Love, love, love this! It’s YOU through and through. Will I see you kicking in red, white and blue on TV this Thursday?

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Kenji Kojima July 4, 2019 / 1:53 am

    Is that YOU really? Wow, incredible and awesome! I can see well how you celebrated the Day in that year.


  3. Arnab Majumdar July 12, 2019 / 11:08 pm

    That was wonderfully refreshing… like that cuppa Joe you mentioned!


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