by Pat Darnell
When I was just about on my last breath, and I had my last nerve rubbed the wrong way by "Northerners"... after eight years of running in place in sand;
I picked up a paint brush and an old canvas board I had lying around for ten years, and painted this scene.
Sorry to be your buzz kill on my special day, but that is the way I look at birthdays. Usually the day is fraught with too numerous memories.
This little "chicken scratch" painting has a great deal of symbolism... that probably I am the only soul who will ever really see the symbols...
I do have a birthday wish for all who are in the range of my voice: "Get enough sleep, and be happier."