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lauramccain

I like to write, dance, create arty stuff and learn as much as I can about all sorts of things. I am someone who wants to do more. I have a lot of interests and not enough time to pursue them. Mostly I'm trying to figure out how to navigate my way through this existence. Writing helps me to read the map.

I live in Bloomington, Indiana and work at Indiana University. I've been in Indiana for 13 years and I'm still surprised that I live here.

The Water is Fine

To keep my promise I’ll need to stay alert and Sit at the ready But sleep more soundly and Keep eyes open Watch each bird and Count every stone Divide and divine and define The finite is final The water is fine When the moment is mine

When art goes bad

I was trying a drip technique with fluid acrylics. I kept adding paint until my little bottles were empty. I was happy with how it turned out, but I decided the sides of the canvas needed some color. That’s when I messed it up. I ended up with […]

Coffee curfews

The prompt from Putting My Feet in the Dirt is coffee curfews. I confess. I do many of the things sleep experts warn you no against like having screen time right before bed and screen time while in bed. There was a time when I tried to stay […]

Loved Ones

My father was an avid photographer. He probably took tens of thousands of pictures through the years. He passed away last year, but I decided not to close his Flickr account. That’s where I came across a photo of my father, mother, uncle, and grandmother posing for a […]

A little prayer

I’m here Asking God To send my love To those who are Hungry, Lonely or in Despair To those who use hate as a mask for fear To the sick To the weak To the greedy To those who have hurt me To those who I have wronged […]