How Did I Miss This?

I love works of art. Possibly because I’m not very good at it.

Yes, I know the basics but, for some reason, I never seem to buy the right canvas. (wink)

We all know of Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring.” But today, I discovered one of his works that I don’t remember seeing before and,



I insist that you meet Vermeer’s “The Girl with the Red Hat” –

the hat, fuzzy and soft enough to feel

the lighting, impeccable

the cloak, smooth and silky beneath your fingers

her moist lips ready to speak

her eyes searching to know you.


I won’t give up painting on canvas but, for now, I’ll stick to painting words.



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