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Bloganuary 2022 – Day 5

Oh my, oh my indeed. This is an interesting prompt!

What is something you wish you knew how to do?

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Me after reading this prompt…

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I feel like I’m always trying to work toward a better version of myself, and perhaps I can be a bit to practical. So, to ask me if there’s something I wish I know how to do, makes me think, well if I wish I knew how to do it, then it’s time to learn.

But maybe, if I asked myself, what is something I wish I had natural talent for? You know, how some people pick up an instrument and can play something they’ve only heard once? (I’m looking at you, piano man in Montego Bay) I’ve tried over the years to play the piano but I could never stick to it. I do wish I knew how to play the piano, but apparently, not enough to keep practicing. 😄

Okay, okay, if I had to pick one thing, I wish I knew how to paint. I think specifically landscapes. I love the idea of an easel, a painter’s palette caked with paint, standing at the edge of a landscape reproducing what I see. Capturing the sharp edges of a mountain range covered in snow, with more the gentle strokes of trees here and there, a river cutting through the foreground (I’m describing the Grand Tetons it would seem.) I love the idea of those paint nights, where you have a glass of wine and all paint the same thing. I’d love to do that!

By the way, the image I described above of the Grand Tetons comes from this picture I took during the Great Road Trip. The haze you see in the picture is from a massive wild fire that raged in Glacier National Park, to the north.

What is Bloganuary?

In an effort to blog more frequently, I joined WordPress’s Bloganuary challenge for 2022. Each day I’ll receive a prompt for something to write about.

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