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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Jake's Impression of Quarzite Arizona

My Stepson's (Jake's) Impression of
Quartzite, Arizona U.S.A.
Now there is a real story behind this particular drawing
and I'm not quite sure where to start.
His mom and I met late in life,
but it was also about the time that Jake took stock in his life
and started into the process of becoming a self reliant
& self defined man of his own. I am gifted by God
because both of my stepsons are
intelligent, artistic, and wonderful young men
Jake knows I am into art
and he is a naturally gifted sketch artist
and like his brother and I,
he has never taken an art class
beyond what is offered in a public high school education
This is Father's Day, June 15th, 2008
today the only one of my children who contacted me and
wished me a happy Father's Day was Jake
Now there are reason's why the others haven't contacted me.
My two stepdaughters are being held captive
in Louisiana by a demon possessed father
and I have only have a natural born son
who was given up for adoption
and we just met each other this last November
Because he had sought me out
He is a wonderful handsome young man
with whom I am looking forward to sharing
a wonderful longterm relationship,
providing Our God is merciful
and will forgive an ignorant childish sinner such as me.
But right now it is complicated for him
and I understand that he must feel conflicted.
Back to Jake: one day when he visited he brought
this wonderful little sketch of this place Quartzite
He is a trucker, and he had a layover in this small town
He said he knew I liked art on the walls,
(especially origenal art) so he drew this little scene
and gave it to us his next visit,
My wife, Jake's mom is delighted that we get on so well
And I feel absolutely privileged to have
these young men in my life
because God gave me the good sense to marry thier mom
One of my spiritual mentors
thought that it was a very unwise move at the time
Well the story doesn't stop here.
We live in Baltimore,
and all my wife and watch is PBS
Now I know all the fashionable rich little
yuppies say that all the time
as they got thier cable tuned to MTV or ....
In the case of my wife I, it is the God sworn truth
We don't have cable at least not yet
we still have an antenna TV
Just got color a year ago or so
Anyway when Maryland Public Televuision
is showing thier regular schedule we pretty much have it on
Instead of running infomercials and begging for money
and showing "once in a life time programming"
for the 100th time
When (in my opinion) they would probably do better
showing their good and sound programs
like Nova, MasterPiece Theater, Bill Moyers, Frontline and Brit Coms
No they run Roy Orbison's once in a lifetime b&w concert
so many damned times I could play the guitar riffs myself
and I haven't picked up aguitar in 20 years or better
I don't want to pick on R.Orbison,
Maryland Public TV runs a whole group
of infomercials and other
once in a lifetime specials in the ground
At times like this my wife and I just tune out of PBS
and listen to books on tape or CD
or even get some real work done sometimes
PBS's regular schedule
features a show called "The Desert Speaks"
A very good and informative show
I would recommend to any viewer
interested in exploring mysteries
the deserts of our planet have to offer.
Once we were watching "The Desert Speaks"
and they were in Quartzite, Arizona
And my stepson did a fine job of representing
the exact scene hat this episode started with.
Including the truck and trailor appearing
right where they are in Jake's drawing
I don't know if he was there
at the time they filmed the show or what but
Thanks for the Father's Day wish Jake,
You made my day

1 Comments:

Blogger Allison said...

Your stepsons both sound like remarkable men & looking at this drawing Jake had been given the great gift as an artist!
I really enjoyed reading your story behind the drawing,I like people who tell it how it is.
Some parts I must admit I found amusing,like the concert of Roy Orbison u watched it that many times u could play guitar youtself!
Anyway well done Jake great drawing!
Great story Aslan!!

June 16, 2008 at 6:48 PM  

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