sometimes for me, as well as our mascot odysseus, there is no boredom in the sight of the familiar. like this landscape.
but there is conversation:
“have you posted this pic before?”-odie
“have i?” – i ask him.
“have you, you ask? well mom you know you cant ask me. i just do the spellcheck, remember?” – odie
” yes. and you do do a great job, i must say.” i grumble a bit.
wait. whats this? odie senses something. my thought about his spelling perhaps? he’s looking me dead in the eye.
“well that goes without saying” – odie flicks his tail pointedly. not picking up on my grumbling clues. (we all know that i correct the spelling and give him the credit. in large bylines on the blog page)
“well…” i smirk, bemused by his audacity, and not giving away what i just gave away to the readers. i love that hes a sphinx in these moments… the moments i outwit him.
“yet mom, we digress. you were saying … something about deja vue in our landscape photos and audience ennui ?” – odie says. he remains confident in his ability as master spellchecker. ive revealed his secret. win. win.
“ahh yes.” i say, still bemused. ” The important question of the evening still remains. will our odyssians notice if we post this pic and weve posted it before. it looks so familiar, somehow? but i cant be sure.” (-me)
“but there is comfort there for me in the pic. tucked in its familiar green. rooted in the lone tree on plain field layout. yes weve seen it before. but never quite like this. for it is us that have changed. ” – odie
“youve sold me. okay. lets do this.” – i roll the mouse over to the blue ‘publish’ button weve hit approximately 750 times before… (wow)
“now before you press that button. the one we delight in ‘pressing’ every time we do. let me just say. we cant be sure of the reaction from our odyssians. im sure it wont be a bad one. but let me say more power to you if we think they might have used this pic before and we still hit the publish button, mama” – odie “thats brave!”
“you mean more power to us.” – i tug his little tail as i check for his reaction to my slight correction. “youre in this just as much as i am.”
“not if this goes horribly wrong..” – he begins to purr. he is correct again.
“and thats what i love about this blog.” – odie. “the 100% share”
“we are pressing send together in that case. especially tonight.
hand in paw we roll our mouse arrow to the proper position and press down on the center of our touch pad…
and we are sending hugs and love to all our your blogs.
publish with courage odyssians… publish with courage.
o and om