Friday, November 20, 2009


My wife and I were invited to dinner at the home of some friends. It was just a few of us grown ups--no kids. Most of the time, I resist those things, but as long as our family is not segregated on a regular basis, I'm okay with it. To be honest, on this particular night, I was more than okay with it. There were six guests plus the two who invited us. Since it was just grown-ups, I was on my best behavior.


Before dinner was served, we sat around making small talk. The hostess walked in with what I would describe as super-sized pipe cleaners. First, she asked us to take three or four. Then she challenged us to make something out of them.


I made the sun and a fish in water. John made a frame, and we used it for my seascape. My wife made a butterfly. One lady was excited about a significant anniversary coming up, so she made a heart, using the colors from her wedding. John's wife made a peacock.


If analyzed by a psychiatrist, I don't know whether these things would be dismissed as trivial or noted to be profound. Do you suppose any of it could mean something?


Your EG Tour Guide said...

So, I'd say you feel more like a fish "in" water rather than a fish "out" of you MUST be OK. (Could have fooled me!)

Signed, Dr. EG

PS That will be $135. I'll send you the bill.

Gaelyn said...

I'd say you all had a good time letting the kid inside out. Nice art.

signed, Dr. GLO

Another $135 please. ;-)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now that is a good question Craver. I have never done something like this. I wonder if it is like dreams, something with a hidden meaning? As Gaelyn says, it is sometimes good to be a child again. I think us grown-up forget how to live life to its fullest. Try splashing in rain puddles next time, it gives a wonderful sense of release. :)

mommanator said...

mean something, yes you were having fun with friends! and enjoying an eve with momma!

Maalie said...

I would have made a snake. Or maybe a bat.

imac said...

Test your skill at Art - my friend.

I like EG should charge for my fee, but will let you off, IF (still thinking) lol.

Craver Vii said...

I like your prognosis, Dr. EG. Can I pay you with Monopoly money?

Interesting, isn't it Gaelyn, how we resorted to childrens' crafts at a grown-ups' social event. I'll look under the sofa cushions to see if I can find any money for you.

The beauty of this Joan, was how spontaneous it was for us. We didn't strain ourselves pondering, we just did it, then laughed as we presented our pieces. And yes, sometimes I do enjoy splashing in rain puddles. :-)

Can I tell you something Mommanator? I did not have any friends as a child. It's weird, because making friends comes easy to me today. Funny, huh?

If I ever get out your way Maalie, we'll sit with a good brew and I'll try to remember to bring pipe cleaners. It would make a good photo to mark the occasion.

You are gracious to let me off the financial hook Imac. I was planning to give you the same as EG and Gaelyn, but you know how it goes, sometimes things get lost in the mail. Heh-heh.

Anonymous said...

i like em

lime said...

what fun! i think i like the peacock because it's the most 3D thing. i love that the grownups were invited to play.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: I certainly know what yours meant. It meant the big fish you wanted to catch is still in the lake. As hard as you tried you never got it to shore. Since you are still thinking about the fish, your dream will be fulfilled next year.
Dr. FG Free analysis, I just like to share about fishing. I don't need any Monopoly money anyway.

Craver Vii said...

Thanks nAncY. I wonder what you might have sculpted in that situation. I'm sure we'd love it!

Sure Lime! Grownups should be allowed to play, too! And yeah, I like that she went triplicate on the dimensional level. That was creative.

You may have something there, Fishing Guy. Thanks for the free analysis!!