I truly enjoy the art of writing, and it’s something that seemed to come naturally to me even back in elementary school. Despite my enjoyment, writing is not the art form that I would pick if I could choose just one which got me to wondering what art form you would like to master if you could wave a magic wand and have a talent bestowed upon you. Would you be a poet? A pianist? A painter? How about a dancer or actor? Anyone out there want to be the guy who can look at a cedar log, fire up a chain saw, and after a couple of hours of making the wood chips fly, render forth the exact likeness of the entire Duck Dynasty cast?
My good friend, and frequent commenter on this blog, Bonnie Lane, is a talented painter who recently had one of her landscapes chosen to grace a banner that will hang on the newly refurbished Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester. I’d love to paint as well as Bonnie paints, but what I’d really like to do is sing well. If I could, I’d run my life as a musical and break into song whenever the situation might arise. I’d just hop up on the conveyor belt in the grocery store check-out line and start singing. I can assure you that breaking into writing a story in the middle of the grocery store check-out line does not have the same dramatic effect on the cashier. I wonder if Libby Rocco, the fabulous female voice of Jump Alley, could teach me to sing? I wonder if she’d even attempt the job after hearing what she had to work with? . . .
What about it, readers? What kind of artist do you want to be and why?