My Hands Only

After 50 I feel you spend the rest of your life grieving! All those you’ve lost, betrayal and fuck-ups? Ya better know how to ride the wave ’cause it’s not going to go away if ya ignore it!!

ting were prehistoric and ancient chinese cauldrons standing upon legs. tripod

The key I wish for is for the door that awaits me…what awaits me is my own art loft. In it is a remarkable place of supplies. Tables of wood and windows that slant where the sun comes in just right. Or the moon at night as I listen on the stereo with giant speakers. Paper, pencils and stencil paper. Small printing press and paper-cutter. Clamps, needles and string. Water colors galore. Dark room and computers. All near the sound of a stream and the brush of a small town. Everything in order even if this means disorder….where everything can stay untouched…… my hands, my key…..!!!

Muses are you listening ?

Author: Hudley Flipside

Welcome to Hudley Flipside’s “The Seminary Of Praying Mantis Publishing.” Praying mantis shows me her story of life, death, and rebirth. For me she is an image or symbol of the divine in all things. I watch the praying mantis in my garden and have taken her image as my logo. She is an amazing little creature, and I relate to her connection to nature. We are both wild and part of this strange world. She is a part of my mythology as I am part of hers.

7 thoughts on “My Hands Only”

  1. Some people dread turning 50 as they perceive that they are getting old and it is down hill right after 50. What I have learned from others is that; life 50 and beyond are the best years of your lives as long as your are healthy.

    The first 50 years were spent caring for everyone else. Now it is your time to care for you. For those who have kids, you might have finished caring for your children and now it is your chance to enjoy the grand children.

    What are you worried about? Some people didn’t even made it to 50. Now is your time Follow your dreams, follow your passions, do the thing that you always wanted to do and weren’t able to do it because of responsibilities. Live life in the now and congrats, you made it to 50.

    1. Yes… 56 is my age. Yes it is time for me. I am glad you commented on this post. It is OK getting older… The Holidays give me the blues and I find that writing and art balance it out. Getting older is not easy. I find there is much more time for reflection and standing up for oneself instead of always going along with dysfunctional flow…

  2. just the same thing i’ve been dreaming of. and it will be the one place the cats aren’t allowed because they like to eat art!

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