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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Serials and Scenarios - Color My World - Kathryn Mackel

I promised you some color this week.

I asked a few authors for their thoughts on crayons.

I think there must be some sort of psychology behind crayon choice. I personally love Periwinkle - though it peaks as a crayon.
Bright Yellow has to be the Kelly crayon. It's the one I use to bring sunshine and daisies into my little world. The color of Pollyanna.
On the flip side. Burnt Sienna. My apologies to any Burnt Sienna fans, but not only do I hate the color, it's got a gritty and scratchy texture, too. Give me smooth, sunny yellow. Oooh, I think I may feel a poem coming on. I'll have to see if I can muster one for the grande finale close to color week.

First up is Kathryn Mackel - I asked - she answered.

What crayon in the box describes you on a good day? Bad day? Which one do you aspire to be?

Red. Always red, which I see as the color of passion and life. On a bad day I’m brown. Kicking at the dirt. Which one do I aspire to be? A more vibrant red, of course. One that’s bold but not brassy.

Good answer, Kathy. I like red, too. (And I'm pretty sure she won't get offended over my Burnt Sienna rant.) Visit her at http://www.kathrynmackel.com/ and see a sample of her writing here http://kellyklepfer.blogspot.com/2006/05/serials-and-scenarios-kathryn-mackel.html