Round and Round The Mulberry Bush
I find myself with a rare few hours this afternoon where my calendar does NOT have somebody’s name and silly meeting title plopped across wide spans of my time.
I mean an afternoon with no meetings is pretty damn rare. I’m almost scared. Like “did we all get the afternoon off and I didn’t know about it?”
So I figured I’d make good use of some found time and tip tap away at a post for my little ol’ blog.
Of course, when I actually have some time and some room to stretch my word wings, I have zero, zip, zilch, nada things to say.
Probably not surprising given that my last post was about my walnut bladder.
I went to my trusted fall back method of using a random word generator to spark ideas.
The word that was presented to me was: Mulberry
As in pop goes the weasel? Hmm. So I went to Google to see what I could links might give me interest in writing a couple words.
First I sifted through the voluminous links about Mulberry, the British leather accessory company. Boring.
Then I read the Wikipedia page about the plant. *yawn*
Then at the end of the Wiki entry, I saw this sentence:
Vincent van Gogh featured the mulberry tree in some of his paintings, notably “Mulberry Tree.”
What’s this, then? A Van Gogh mulberry? Now that’s interesting. I would not call myself a scholar of Van Gogh’s work, but I have done some poking about. Read some books. Have even seen one of his works live and in person at New York’s MOMA (I cried because I was so profoundly affected).
So today my lack of creativity and reliance on a tried and true prodding method caused me to discover a new (to me) painting by a favorite artist.
That’s not so bad, now is it? One might say both inspired and inspiring.
Here’s the painting. It touches me deeply in ways I can’t quite describe. And that’s the beauty of art.
The Mulberry Tree by Vincent Van Gogh
Image used under a Creative Commons license from Wikimedia.