|This was "hijacked" by me from Brett Beadle Photography **|
It's an ending
and a beginning
for the G-Man
a threshold to Fridays
with no boundaries,
no commitment -
where impulse rules
and kick-ass weekends
It's a handing over
of the controls,
despite our irrational tears,
"I'll still be around"
yet a favorite haunt
won't be the same.
by Margaret Bednar, March 27, 2014
Mr. Know-it-All, the G-Man, also known as Galen Hayes - a first class gentleman and friend to all who visit his blog is passing the torch after seven years of the beloved "Friday Flash 55". He has passed the torch to Mama Zen & Fireblossom and the new day will be Tuesdays, starting on April 8th over at Fireblossom's blog "Shay's Word Garden".
If I can think of one person who has helped me become a better, more concise poet, it is Galen. I often lack confidence in artistic endeavors, and he makes me feel like I have succeeded in creating something worthy of reading. He made Thursday evenings and Fridays a time I looked forward to and rarely missed since I began in the fun on January 13, 2011. Over the years, I have written 109 FF55's and in honor of my high regard for you, Galen, at the top of my sidebar I have a permanent link to them all. I will also be creating an iPhoto (Mac) book for myself as they mean a lot to me.
My very first one was "All's Fair in Love & War" - I remember how I struggled with this story - sure I'd never be able to write a 55 again. But with his lovely encouragement… "In your very first attempt you have perfectly captured the essence of the Flash 55… " I decided to try again (and again…) Well, I'm not sure I ever wrote a story 55 again, but I usually did write 55 words of poetry. (sorry, Galen, I know how you LOVE your stories).
I hope I see everyone that has hung out here "over there" on Tuesdays as I truly enjoy all your creative voices. Galen, I'm talking to YOU to! It truly would not be the same without you - it would rip all our hearts out if you ride off into the sunset and leave us behind!
This is, of course, linked to Friday Flash 55 … for the last time.
I've also misused the Imaginary Garden of Real Toad's - Mind & Symbol challenge hosted by Hedgewitch and bent the rules a bit. It was a word list to be used for dealing with 'dreams, the mind, symbols or the unconscious." Perhaps it fits as I am a bit emotionally sad right now.
** If requested I will remove this image. I did not get authorization, but I thought the image perfect for Galen. The website itself is really cool to peruse - Mr. Beadle travels on his motor cycle and photographs amazing places. He has a blog, twitter, and portfolio … and lots of links to his travels.