Category Archives: Anniversaries

365, Day 174: Change

Today is my birthday. Yay. I know. Gratitude. Thankfulness. Visions of my friend Frank in Ireland saying the graveyards are filled with those who would love to have this day and cannot. Or something to that effect… Life is a … Continue reading

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365, Day 144: What Dreams May Come

On this date, one year ago, two friends died in a terrible car crash. This week, I learned that one of the assistant directors for the opera company I worked with in the summer lost her husband in a terrible … Continue reading

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365, Day 134: Dawn

No words. But I like what the paint did here. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 133: Plateaus

Is it possible to plateau in a low place…? Can the low point be a place of vision? (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 132: Fog

Sometimes it seems the solidity and crisp edges of my world get lost in a bank of fog. Sometimes I can disperse the fog myself. Sometimes the cloud refuses to lift. Or, perhaps I should say it chooses to lift … Continue reading

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365, Day 131: Shades of Blue

Somebody recently asked me if how confident I was that I would actually end up painting 365 days in a row. I told them I was fairly confident. If I can paint through stretches of days like these last few, … Continue reading

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365, Day 130: Anniversaries & the Grand Scheme of Things

On this day one year ago, I almost drowned on a canoe trip with someone I should never have been on a canoe trip with. I am having a terrible time this morning with flashbacks. It feels as if I … Continue reading

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365, Day 128: Seasons

I have no words for today…other than the birds are beginning to slightly annoy me… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 124: The Shadow Knows

Fall has paid us a visit here in St. Louis in the past couple of days. The sky is that gorgeous, clear, unhazy blue of autumn. The light is different and the days are really getting shorter. As I drive … Continue reading

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365, Day 122: Through the Veil

One year ago today I was laid off from my last full-time job. A crazy amount of stuff has happened in the interim. This one-year anniversary is giving me a little kick in the backside especially given the anniversary that … Continue reading

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