cartoon of Don by Jeanne


These days I have a tender Don
He looks up toward me, trustingly.

Defenses quieted.
Useless against my letting go
Of obsessive control.

The lady with the hammer
has been replaced.
Now the matriarch nods

At foraging
eating oysters from a can.

to jive with energy surge.

No more push and pull;
toggle switch
to switch tracks

move from sound to image
desk top to mobile
human to divine.

Definition #81 Drop the Ball

Fibonacci created the math Jeanne created the colors

Fibonacci created the math
Jeanne created the colors

My ball is changing

through time-energy converts

human to divine!

  • The first Times Square Ball was made of wood and iron, weighed 700 pounds, and was lit by a hundred 25-watt bulbs.
  • Now, it’s made of Waterford crystal, weighs almost six tons, and is lit by more than 32,000 LED lights. The party in Times Square is attended by up to a million people every year.

    Other cities have developed their own ball-dropping traditions.

  • Atlanta, Georgia, drops a giant peach.
  • Eastport, Maine, drops a sardine.
  • Ocean City, Maryland, drops a beach ball, and
  • Mobile, Alabama, drops a 600-pound electric Moon Pie.
  • In Tempe, Arizona, a giant tortilla chip descends into a massive bowl of salsa.
  • Brasstown, North Carolina, drops a Plexiglas pyramid containing a live possum; and
  • Key West, Florida, drops an enormous ruby slipper with a drag queen inside it.

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