The WordPress prompt asked:
What rare talent do you have that most people don’t know?
I would have to say that I’m really very musical. Honestly. If you had heard me running up and down the stairs this morning, then you would know that I provide a beautiful percussion background, with my clicks and creaks from various body parts, to accompany the usual morning chaos here.
I am my own regular one-man band. Particularly talented body parts include my knees, ankles, feet and wrists.
WordPress also asked:
Bonus: If you don’t have a rare talent, what talent do you wish you had? Why? What’s stopping you from trying to get it?
Well, as I’ve said I do have a rare talent, but I am somewhat greedy. So, there is a talent which I have wished for, my whole life long, although it is not a rare one. (Makes the fact that I haven’t ‘got it’ even harder to swallow). I have always wanted to be able to draw.
Before you say, “Just practice!” I have. As a child anyway, and now that you know that, your laughter may echo around the room even more resonantly as you read on.
If you were to ask me to, say, draw an elf, it would look exactly like this:
And honestly, I really did try!
Now, I’m thirty-eight-years-old, I doubt my skill can improve much, but my four-year-old, that’s another story, she’s starting out like this:
She’s even initialled it. Bless.
Her drawing really is improving.
Soon, she will surpass me. *Sigh*
But just to elaborate (in case you’re not convinced), I thought we’d attempt dragons. As you do on Monday mornings.
Now you know I’m honest. Because I could have tried to convince you that I was reasonably talented in drawing ducks.
*Please note any talent here is purely accidental.
So, I tried again (after even the four-year-old laughed):
That’s more like it.
Yes, that’s 38 years of experience. Right there.
I should give up?
You’re probably right.
I also coached her somewhat.
I should probably stop coaching her now and encourage her older, wiser, much more talented twelve-year-old sister to be her art teacher instead.
Because set the same challenge, Lori impressed us all (especially me) with:
And with me as her artistic mentor!