Poetry, notes, and drawings by William Michaelian
William he sure looks noble and a bit haughty...just the way I would expect one so noble to react to "joy" :)
Your model was a Neandertal-Zen-Man, William? Joyful greetings from Darwin...
Oh my....Rudhi the whole universe shudder cause of my laughter!! Thank you,this is marvellous! :O)William great one!! :O)
Haughty nobility... Neandertal-Zen-Man... a shuddering universe... hmm....I can see and feel them all, especially since I was thinking of Beethoven at the time. Not that this is Beethoven, mind you. Or is it? Did you know that on yesterday’s date in 1824, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony premiered in Vienna?Thank you, Janice, Rudhi, and Aleksandra!
Yes,RudhiNeantertal-Zen Man. Exactly what I was thinking, too.
Oh dear...I didn't even think of Beethoven, sorry William :( I do now :)
OOPS!!! I forgot to add that the reason I came up with nobility is because he looks as if he has muttonchop(?) sideburns...old English type nobility :)
Hi, Conrad. The missing link, perhaps.No apology needed, Janice. Besides, you’re celebrating your own Ode to Joy today, with the birth of your great-grandson!
I can't find the Joy, in his expression (at least not the Beethovenish thrust of joy that lifts me up everytime I hear that particular piece). Perhaps it's a private one, in one of his dreams, still playing itself out. You often write about joy even in pain. Maybe this is a face of "painful" joy, or ... it could be he's simply asleep, unaware of the artist's joyful tag. Really, we ought to give the poor face a break, stop trying to define him, ha ha. Let him finish his dream. Whatever it is, you can bet it's mighty interesting, and our joy will be in its eventual retelling. By the way, William, thanks for the link to Harmony. That drawing program is terrific! Endless possibilities. We should have a community "sketch and show" sometime. :) Sorry for the length of this. I just looked at the face upside down, and it's a boot, stepping into a puddle of shady water!! A face of many possibilities. Amazing.P.S. Congratulations Janice!
Yes, isn’t that wonderful news?Thanks, Annie, and write as much and as long as you like!You’re certainly not alone in equating joy with a smile, but I assure you, joy can be present without one, just as a smile isn’t in itself proof of joy — as if any such state were so easily defined! I see joy and sorrow as walking hand in hand, mutually dependent, in love with each other, always wanting to confide.Harmony is definitely fun. It might not show, but I’m learning a lot from it.
Thank you so much Annie :)
And so it is that our tender bruised moments give joy its significance. Very tender sketch, William.xoerin
Thank you, Erin. I’m glad you see it that way.
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