Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bingo and White Hare by Larry Calkins

Look what came home to live with me today -
two Larry Calkins encaustics...
Happy Birthday to me!
His work takes me to another whimsical dream-like world.
I got White Hare last week for my birthday,
and then I heard there were more pieces coming to the gallery today,
 so I scampered down there (like a bunny) at opening time today to see them.
Bingo just had to come home too.  
Really he called out to me.  
Well actually I guess that would have been kind of difficult with his mouth full,
and as his mother obviously taught him good manners such as not meowing with your mouth full,
 and to always bring house-warming gifts this time of year, 
well maybe he spoke to me telepathically.
He reminds me of all the loving cat gifts I have received over the years.
My favorite was the still-alive shrew that Thomas brought home and released for us to play with;
I was a young mother with two small boys and needless to say, 
I did not thank Thomas for his kind gift,
 but instead probably cried and cordoned off an area 
for the shrew to reside until my husband came home... 
ahh memories!

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