"Tap Root" was also not in my 7-24 exhibit. I've used this one as a birthday card; it vaguely resembles a candle and that large shadowed area nicely accommodates text. In fact, until I was looking for a pic to use on an e-card I'd completely forgotten about this photo. It's not one I think I'll ever do cart wheels over, but it holds a certain interest.
That last sentence above put me in mind of something a poet friend once said to me, decades ago. I was agonizing over a new poem that someone else had critiqued in a not very complimentary way, and what that said about not only my skills but talent. My poet friend said that most of us suffer from a "Michelangelo Complex." I.e., we think everything we or anyone else produces must be a masterpiece to have any value. Sigh. I still suffer from the vestiges of that particular complex, applied almost entirely to my own work though. I'm much more able to embrace and engage work by others that wanders from the sometimes cutting criteria I use to judge my own efforts.
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