For our prompt of “Pie Slice” today, I did a quick little doodle of some peach pie. I truly just sketched the first pie that came to mind as I adore all kinds of pies and making a choice any other way would have been impossible. My mom didn’t make a lot of pies, but she did often make peach cobbler, so perhaps that why my mind wandered to this. I’ve not had her peach cobbler in years, but the memories of it still make me smile. Memories so vivid I can almost taste them. It strikes me that this is the third dessert I’ve sketched in a week, and now I’m totally craving something sweet. I did have an amazing lemon cookie that my friend made this afternoon, but it really just made me wish for more. Though indeed, even a little bit of something sweet is a truly wonderful thing. Indeed, I’m a pure optimist, who always looks for the good in the world. Even in a troubled world there are still signs of beauty and hope.
This afternoon I was once again in a nostalgic mood so I had the original Muppet Movie playing in the background. I was eight years old when the movie came out and I still remember the words to all of the songs. I had a cassette tape of the soundtrack that eventually became warped and worn out because I kept listening to it. One of the songs in the movie, sung by the character named Gonzo, is a song called “I’m Going To Go Back There Someday.” This was my favorite song back then and still my favorite today. My most loved line from the song is, “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” It’s odd that as a young kid this song struck me most as it’s a bit of a tearjerker. Though I always tended to like the sad songs most. Not because they actually made me sad, but because they often had the opposite effect and filled me with hope. I think that’s the signature effect of a truly wonderful song.
And it’s that same feeling of positivity and hope that has followed me into adulthood. Indeed, watching kids movies, I’m reminded of my younger self and all of the dreams that I had. It’s a humbling experience to be sure as I’ve not come close to achieving most of them yet. That little kid had a big vision for the future that was likely too much for any adult to handle. Other dreams have shifted and changed as I’ve grown older, but there are some still burning in my heart that I’m hoping to accomplish one day. I can’t say that anything is possible, but if you want something badly enough, it quickly starts to seem a bit more probable. It just takes hope and perseverance to make things happen. And though it’s never likely possible to make everything happen in the world that we would wish, the best things in life often start with just one slice.
About the Doodlewash
Da Vinci Paint Co.: Yellow Ochre, Benzimida Orange, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Turquoise, Terra Cotta, and Ultramarine (Green Shade). Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with black ink in an A5 Hahnemühle Watercolour Book. Want to purchase a print of this doodlewash? Send me a note with a link to this post, and I’ll add it to my shop!
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