When You Are Awake at 3:00 AM-Inside The Orange Circle

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When you are awake at 3:00 am
because your large black dog
senses a change in the barometric
pressure….thunderstorms on the way.

What do you do?
Well, read, let dogs in and out,
listen to the night noises of bullfrogs and
peepers, owls and an occasional coyote
bring in the laundry you left
on the line, make coffee, and oh,
of course,

Post your comments, check out your
friends and then you check out there
friends and their friends and their friends.

After you have traveled the world via
your computer, you realize a most important
thing about this world, the work, this making
and the people you connect with in this
virtual world and beyond.

If everyone who made:
art, music, sang, wrote, sewed,
quilted, gardened, cooked, photographed
invented, engineered, built
and any other creative thing in the world
all got together and opted to cooperate,
barter, give and receive, accept, love ourselves,
we could figure
it all out,
we could just figure it all out…

As I sit here at 4:14 AM:
I am in awe
I am amazed
I am thankful
I am blessed
I am happy
I am lucky
I am what we all are
alive, really, really vibrantly
alive and I county my lucky
stars, which I can see out my
window that all these billions
of creative humans are in this
world and we could just figure
it out….we could just figure
it all out.

Inside the orange circle (of creativity???)


  1. wintergreen.3 says:

    I love the insights that illuminate us in the wee hours.

  2. Joyce at Calico Paint says:

    Amen! A few months ago, I had Hope that we had figured it out, but alas, that hope is being bashed more and more every day. That's why I'm with you… blogging beats watching Fox news every day in every way!!! Thanks for being my friend and part of my lifeline to sanity.

  3. Kris Henderson says:

    What a wonderful Post! This is what good early morning hours can do for you 🙂
    rev you up for figuring it all out…..

  4. Amen!

  5. La Dolce Vita says:

    what a nice place you were in at 4:14 am, gratitude filling your heart and so beautiful to read it!! your piece is just vibrant and textural and I think the color combo is yummy!!

  6. Yes it's creative and it's the sun too I think. It is spurring our creativity. Maybe you could send the sun here as we are having really icky wet weather. 🙂

  7. Victoria says:

    beautiful words, beautiful piece.

  8. yes, we could! why dont we? keep thinking! have fun at squam. lyle

  9. cornishmist - thats me ju x says:

    such an inspirational post, next time I'm about in the early hours I will take your advice, take care ju x

  10. artymess says:

    Beautiful powerful piece of art Corrine really rich in all sorts of ways …and you have such a beautiful way with words too ….x

  11. Lorraine says:

    really love the textures and colours of this

  12. I am sometimes up late – caught up in the blog world– where I have met some wonderful artists- so I know what you mean– you have written beautiful words here– and the circle is continuous and never ending.

  13. I love this one, you have a great Blog, thanks for your nice comment at mine;o)

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