In search of story

October 3.20: Coping


Like old sepia photo

inviting eye to linger

does sepia of wood

invite admiring finger.

Eminently touchable

in smooth and rounded form,

from chocolate to butterscotch

toasted, glazed, warm.

Like mystery in the photo

the mystery in the wood

makes us stop and ponder

exactly as we should.



More thanks to photographer S.W. Berg

and to Traders Point Creamery, Zionsville, IN.



5 thoughts on “October 3.20: Coping

  1. Happy Saturday, Maureen, and thanks for the smile. My father-in-law made many a project with small varied colored pieces of wood. This photo brought a flood of wonderful memories so thank you. 🙂

    • Oh, wonderful indeed! There is something about wood that is so very beautiful to me, and I can only imagine the kinds of things your father-in-law created. Woodworking is such a gift! A happy Saturday to you too, Judy — we’ll have to work hard today to make those happy moments, I think. I intend to bake. Which reminds me to tell you that I have found your sugar cookies to be VERY dangerous. They are as bad as having caramel-apple ice cream in the freezer. Not that it stays there very long.

      • I’m glad you like them. Next time you make a batch, use an ice cream scoop to make some balls of dough. Freeze these on a flat pan, then put them in a freezer bag, and you can pull a few out to make fresh when you want something to go with the caramel-apple ice cream. 🙂

  2. I admire the art of woodwork too. There’s something beautiful about the feel of wood. I took a couple of wood making classes at school. I had been aiming to make something nice and tactile, but only managed to slightly round some corners of a block of wood. It took ages.

    • I can’t fathom the art of working with wood, so I’m impressed that you took those classes. That you even got the edges rounded seems really good to me! I very much agree about the beauty in the feel of wood.

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