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Daily Prompt: Michelangelo’s YOU

Daily Prompt: Michelangelo’s YOU

Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing, or event from the last month of your life into the glistening marble of immortality. What’s the statue and what makes it so significant?


I have a personal sculptor? Now that’s something! Poor sculptor though would be busy trying to figure out what to sculpt though. Especially if they want to do something from my life.

I don’t think it would be a likeness of me. No, that would be too mundane. If its to represent my life this past month a likeness would just not do at all.

I think something more, twisted, bent, curved, angled, knotted would be more of a representation, a truer one.

I don’t think marble would do either, too perfect. I’m thinking something in granite. Or just plain stone. No, granite is what I’m liking. Nothing perfect, nothing one colored, bland. Something with roughness to it.

Granite has that multi-color going on, that smooth with rough to it. It’s hardy, strong, yet can be beautiful. It would last for a very long time no matter what the weather is like. It can weather storms and during mild times look graceful and light.

"Promise" by Don Lawler
“Promise” by Don Lawler

Something like this would be good. It’s called “Promise” by a talented sculptor named Don Lawler. I love the curves and rough/smooth together. Beautiful yet strong. Practical yet there is a bit of whimsy to it. Like me. I’m very practical and yet being a writer with a strong imagination I have that touch of whimsy some see as alien to my makeup.

With all the curves it shows what life sometimes throws at me. I try to stay strong like a rock and let it roll off me, so in my mind all the trials and tribulations eventually wear me down to a smooth wonderful surface. I have survived and become stronger for it.


I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

16 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Michelangelo’s YOU

  1. I think you’ve captured yourself nicely in choosing that sculpture as an idea for you. You are definitely all the things you said, but also, that sculpture is titled, “Promise,” and that, too, is you. There is the promise of so much more to come from you! 🙂


        1. We are actually having our Thanksgiving today. The turkey is in the oven as I type. Hmm Maddie? Guess who our guests are today. Sighhhhhh. 😉
          A lot of business’s are actually going to be open for half a day, some all day. I still get my Tim’s coffee. ha!


          1. Good for Tim’s coffee! I bet your house smells wonderful. Thanksgiving is a good day for guests. 🙂 However, I suddenly feel the urge to go over to the den and throttle Rich. 😉


          2. Poor Rich! hahaha! You are a good friend Maddie. Um, tell Rich sorry from me. But you can’t throttle who really needs it so he’s a stand in. 🙂 but, yes Thanksgiving is a good day for guests. It’s really tomorrow but we are having it today.


  2. Nice post, I like the sculpture. I notice that all the “curve balls” have become smooth and easy to ride on. Nice mixed surfaces and yes, it’s a little whimsy as well! But you a bit too humble…it could’ve been marble 🙂


  3. I loved this description of you. “curves and rough/smooth together. Beautiful yet strong. Practical yet there is a bit of whimsy to it.” The whimsy shows up in your writing and you are really very good at that. I’ve been an avid reader for 60 years and so many stories can’t get me past the first paragraphs. Your stories suck me in and I can’t wait to read what’s next. Keep it up. Don’t underestimate yourself.


    1. Thank you so much for the vote of confidence. I enjoy writing more then anything. I’ve always loved to write but was never sure if anyone would enjoy my stories. It’s nice to know you do. 🙂


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