VIEW FROM A CAGE by Colette Hosmer, Sculptor


From my position on the worn, overstuffed chair, I can see outside the window and through the bars of my second story balcony to a wall of similar Chinese apartments beyond the narrow alleyway.  A neighbor across the way has an identical balcony, only the rusted bars of her confine support a few potted plants and the door to their kitchen is flanked by two red Spring Festival banners with gold letters – another banner is pasted horizontally across the top.  A caged bird flutter-jumps from perch to the top the cage to perch to bottom and back again. The woman of the house is slight, middle aged and gentle looking – neatly bobbed hair frames her round, expressionless face.  Sometimes I see her sweeping the balcony floor or watering her two plants, while the husband watches television at a deafening volume.  A small window reveals images shouting from the screen in 1 to 2 second intervals. It is always on, and he is always sitting in front of it, his presence exposed by clouds of

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Writers, Gotta follow this link…


Short and sweet - my blog today. I stumbled upon a sweet site in the wee hours of this new day, and it is a winner. But Copyblogger spells trouble.  Be careful, you can get lost in it for hours exploring, gleaning, and learning. If you ever put pencil to paper or finger tips on keyboard, this is a site chock full of irresistible information. I love giving you the link to this site, especially after posting Seven Resolutions, yesterday. Feels like good follow-up. Let me know what you think.

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