April 19th, 2012

Tolkien, artist

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and in honor of so many family members that I never had the opportunity to meet, I am remembering this day in my heart and discussing it in my blog. My pictures today will be graphic and disturbing, so I'm warning you. Don't look if you think looking at the results of the Concentration Camps will ruin your day or whatever. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.

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100 Things - 100 People


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I had hesitations about joining into the 100 Things Blog, but after reading numerous entries and thinking about it for several days, I have decided to join.

I am one of those people who would be delighted to meet people in cyberspace without ever having to meet them in real life. I am a happy hermit. I don't interact with people well, for some reason my open arms are perceived with the hesitation that one would give to an octopus waving its arms in front of one. Where I offer flowers, I am often perceived as offering poison ivy. Enough slaps on the face have taught me to be cautious, but I still tend to run ahead into social situations rather like a Great Dane puppy wagging his tail and falling over his own huge paws.

Therefore, I have decided that I will post about people. This could include customers who have walked into my shop and amazed me, those who have come in and angered me, those I've met on-line who have embraced me, those who have pushed me away. People, in all their glory and warts. By examining 100 people in more depth, I hope to be able to appreciate them more and interject aspects of them into characters in the future. Anyone is fair game in this, so beware and be warned.
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100 People 1/100


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She was rather bland - mousy hair, about 5 ft 4 inches tall, average weight, perhaps mid-50's to mid-60's in age. She was holding a single seed bead in between her fingers. A bead of this size is approximately one millimeter around, so this was extremely tiny. She was looking to find a color match for the bead. (E = Erulisse, C = Customer)

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