6.11.06

plaza, brownies, emails

Plaza: A lovely way to start my day: after an anthropology lecture on art, talking with the teachers' assistants and meandering to the Union plaza to study and draw in my sketchbook. It's so fun to people-watch as students trek to and from class, or to get some lunch in the Union. There are businessmen and women in formal attire, runners in athletic wear, artsy-types in berets and colourful scarves, a man lounging smoking a cigarette, a Wiccan woman handing out candy, and a cheerful African American man saying good morning to everyone, me included. "Good morning, young lady," he said with a big smile. "Isn't it a beautiful morning? Just like the littly birdy said...'It's just right!'" I made a sketch of a tree growing outside the Union, and decided I might do a sketch of it a day, from different angles: bark, leaves, the surroundings...could be interesting.

Brownies: Coming back from a mediocre lunch without any dessert, and having our neighbour offer me a giant brownie made by her little brother. It was delicious.

Emails: Two surprising and nice messages in my inbox today. One from a highschool friend checking up on how things were going with me; one from a new friend whom I've barely talked to - a completely unexpected pleasant note.

5 comments:

Annika Rose said...

So you're an artist too, awesome! Sounds like a lovely morning.

Sonnjea B said...

Brownies are ALWAYS a beautiful thing!

clowngirl said...

I enjoy your writing, Greta; in fact, I've gotten a bit behind in my afternoon task regime reading your blog!

Thanks for stopping in to visit me at RedCircus; always enjoyable to make new e-friends. Cheers :)

Annika Rose said...

Yes, Jeremy Sumpter is the cutiest!!! He has the prettiest eyes and smile. And don't worry that you're too old because whenever I watch that movie my sister is like, "Ooh, he's so dreamy!" and she ends up sitting down and watching it, and I bet she's older than you.

Anyways I hope you write another post soon.

luv,
Annika xoxo

Irene said...

Glad to hear of your wonderful day sprinkled with small surprises! May you have more of those to come! c",)