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Photo prompt curtsy of C Ayer

Photo prompt curtsy of C A Ayr

Such a display of nourishment, I am so lucky. They call me a book worm, but knowledge was my aim. What if I take a nibble or two. Surely few do not like a tasty book. Enid Blyton and the Rev Awdry set me on this path. Devouring written subject matter was only a dream until my brain learned to make sense of those devious marks that teased my young brain so.
Now as age challenges the pleasure of being a book worm, I wonder, should I have turned to music or laid paint upon canvas, or built sand castles.

English Victorian Church

English Victorian Church

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  1. neilmacdon

    sandcastles every time. But always on the low tide mark

    1. Michael Humphris
  2. Tannille

    What a beautiful building.
    A book worm might make a great writer.
    Fantastic descriptions!

    1. Michael Humphris

      My local church thanks you heartily, it has a proud history.

  3. rochellewisoff

    Dear Mike,

    Nothing wrong with being a bookworm. But why not multitask and lay paint to canvas at the same time? πŸ˜‰



    1. Michael Humphris

      Multitasking here I come,

  4. Iain Kelly

    The simplest of pleasures, I dread to imagine a life without reading.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Reading is certainly one of life’s great pleasures,

  5. Keith's Ramblings

    Who knows if we made the right choices? For me it’s music, but should it have been painting?

    My story is a but click away!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do regret not trying harder to master the tuba… perhaps if I had tried playing jazz.

  6. draliman

    There’s still time for those other things. Keep reading!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I will try, … I miss wandering around substantial libraries,

  7. patriciaruthsusan

    A whimsical and well-written story, Michael. I have a friend in her 70’s like me who has started taking singing lessons. It’s never too late to learn something new. That’s a lovely church. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Suzanne, it is good to try new challenges. The church has a rich history, but is sadly looking more and more isolated from the community

  8. Abhijit Ray

    Life of a book worm is good. So many pages to eat out of a thick book. One can even pick and choose. Too bad, e-books are coming! Would a book work starve then?

    1. Michael Humphris

      I like this comment.

  9. Fatima Fakier

    Perhaps it is time to explore the pleasure of acrylic on canvas?

    1. Michael Humphris

      I have constructed quite a few dioramas over the years, but frustratingly I am not good with colour.

  10. Dale

    This was delightful, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Dale, for such a nice comment

  11. granonine

    A most enjoyable read. And I couldn’t help but think—every writer paints with words, and build all sorts of castles the same way πŸ™‚

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Granonine Art is such a broad church, just like each castle has its own individualism.

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