Passions of an Odd Chick

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Romantic Day Trip


Sweet Farmer took me on a romantic day trip (she says coyly) to Memphis, Texas to pick up tractor hubs and tires from a John Deere dealership there. I didn't bring anything to draw so I drew him while he drove and while he was deep in concentration about his task ahead. It's one of the only times I can catch him still enough and he's sporting a new winter beard that I just had to capture. He looks older in this picture than he really is.. I think.. but I don't know, because, you see my mind sees him as older than me (he's actually 7 years younger). But he's always been older to me because he's wiser in the left-brain way. I always tell him that he needs the benefit of my thinking because he's missing his right brain mostly.

Actually, I felt really honored that he invited me because I love day trips or trips of any kind. I take my camera, sketch book, books, day-timer, Bible, and look forward to whatever adventure the day holds - plus I get to eat out! But mostly, I love it because we talk and laugh and listen to old radio talk shows like the "The Life of Riley" who actually had a wife named Peggy. He could have taken one of his farmer friends who could have actually helped him make some decisions about the stuff and helped tie the chains to the stuff instead of his right-brainer wife who takes pictures and draws and practices calligraphy all over everything... . One time I asked him if he thought it was weird that his wife took a sketchbook with her everywhere (you don't see that around here much). And you know what he said? "No... really.... (he talks real slow) ....I think it's weird that .....more people don't do it" ...

He has a way of making me feel right with myself and the whole world. Come to think of it... it was kind of a romantic trip after all.

3 comments:

Robert A Vollrath said...

Very nice little story. I wish I talked slower than I do as I'm always saying the wrong thing.

At 50 I've gotten a little wiser and don't make the verbal mistakes I once did.

Kimmie said...

So sweet! That is the best kind of romance .....

redchair said...

This is an excellent sketch. Your sketch book and everyday drawing excercizes are paying off big time. I think your more than ready for the Artist Challenge myself.
Vikki