|Self-Portrait - Acrylic, Ebony, Charcoal (won a Scholastic Gold Key Award)|
Reflected like stars
within your crystal blues
is spring and youth-filled dreams
dappled with yes,
upon today's silver platter,
some visions already realized,
some nibbled upon,
while others await
a future rejuvenation.
Soar, my butterfly, set
a bedazzling pace
Treasure your yesterdays,
hope for tomorrow,
embrace the moment.
by Mommy (Margaret Bednar), May 22, 2013
This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Get Listed" The three words I selected from the list: dapple, tomorrow, pace. This is also for Friday Flash 55 .
My daughter graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Art's high school program for Visual Arts.
Thomas Shumacher was the commencement speaker (he is president of Disney Theatrical Group) and his speech was OUTSTANDING! My poem reflects three things I walked away with: be present (in daily life), say "yes" (more often than no), and rejuvenation is not failure.
THEN... from the orchestra pit arose a grand piano and ... Alan Menken!! He is famous for his Disney lyrics and scores. (Think "Little Mermaid", "Beauty & the Beast", "Hercules" ... oh just the last 20+ years of Disney magic) Below is a video of his medley he put together just for UNCSA's class of 2013!