Friday, October 24, 2008

On Dining Out

Dining Out ~ A Photo Essay
Enjoying the Experience
Video and Photographs by TomC

Dining Out by Pamela Martin

Holding court in the back booth,
we stop talking each time
the waitress with blue eyeshadow
stops to tell us about her dying mother.
I wonder if she's got a Will.
Though it is most inappropriate,
I cannot stifle a laugh
because she reminds me
of Flo on that old show "Alice".
I wonder if she even has a T.V.
The juke box suddenly speaks,
thumping out the same depressing song
played for the third time
by the cab driver at the counter.
I wonder what the song reminds him of.
We hash out a new story idea,
accentuating opinions with
pointing fingers and slow nods.
No one bothers to eavesdrop.
I wonder if we're really here.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Beloved - [bi-luhv-id, -luhvd] - When I think of what beloved means to me, I think of being cradled by protective arms that hold me close to a warm heart.

Greatly Loved

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Political Diversity

I found these lawn signs all on the same city block and only a few houses apart.  I was amused by the diversity of the neighbor hood.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The power of the sun

It's a nice cool day here. Not to the point of needing a jacket, but certainly enough to push away the memories of hot humid days.

While I was out in the court yard where I live, I happened to looked over towards the Dogwood tree; now covered in dead brown leaves. I was amazed at how the sun glowing from behind lit up and beautified that which is dead.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

For those going through a tough time

Sorry I haven't updated this blog in awhile. I have been very busy with some gray days and a heavy heart.

Life has it's crosses and thorns. We all carry or feel them at different points in our journey through this world. It's what we do at those moments that test the metal of our character and define who we are.

I have often found that finding the calm within a storm, although difficult, helps put things in perspective and provides a clearer vision. It is that which will help move you through it.

For all those facing troubled times, I hope this photo can provide you with a moment of peace within your storm.



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