The evening Mom and I found this photograph we both laughed. Typically one thinks of coloring as a relaxing and fun activity yet the look on my face might make you wonder. So serious…careful to watch the lines and make sure I stay inside them. Focused on the goal at hand, to color. So focused that not even Raggedy Ann was at my side, and we were best buds.
My husband said, “You’ve always made that cute “serious” face when you are concentrating. Well, minus sticking out your tongue.” He cracked himself up. Whatever, I do make faces and noises while I work. My daughter drums and my husband talks to himself but I didn’t mention those items. We each have our quirks to let others know the mood we are in or the task we might be performing.
Let me see if I can narrow some of mine down. I’m not asking my family for help for fear this would be the longest blog since its birth in 2010.
Lisa’s Warning Signs
Jazz music (Buble and Sinatra are my fav’s) playing loudly = new piece of writing in creation
Deep stare with tongue sticking out to the side
= serious concentration
Staring at the ceiling
= memory recall (or I just noticed another cobweb hosting an uninvited guest)
= prayer before writing (Chiz Rider is one of my fav’s)
= brain freeze
Biting my finger nails
Contemporary Christian Jamming
= on a roll and don’t interrupt!!
Doodling in right margin
= brainstorm to add in later
Doodling to the left margin
= time for a break because I’m bored with the task
= thinking and organizing the thoughts in my head at the same time
Dare I ask if there are any you have noticed me doing? Be gentle. What are some subtle behaviors you might have that warn your loved one
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323