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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Duel with the Father of Invention
author bio was recently published in the Connecticut Authors and Publishers
Association’s newsletter, The Authority.
The accounting of my varied creative endeavors called to mind Leonardo da Vinci, my inspiration. Since I enjoy a fun experiment every now and then, I matched
my experience with the Renaissance man himself.
Leo's Study of a Horse (en.wikipedia.org)
cadaver (mine was at University)
painted and sculpted horses
music for a live audience
share all of the above - never in the same place - until now. Join me on a journey into an alternate
world where Leo and I debate ideas before their time. In this creative
framework, the father of invention beats me with his skilled execution and
self-righteous pomp on Mother’s Day.
never be the mother of a teenager!” I shriek, stabbing my finger at his chest.
looks down his long nose with a Medusa stare and strokes his beard. Then, with
a flip of his robes, he storms from the room mumbling something about a simpler
girl named Lisa.
Day approaches and I’m still gloating over winning the debate when he strides
in and bellows, “Reincarnation, you witch!”
he’s right, I hope I remember where Lisa lived. I may still owe her a drink.