Tag: communication

  • Music and Design

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Music Lyrics Quote

    If you smile at me I will understand
    ‘Cause that is something
    Everybody everywhere does in the same language.

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Short Story: The Time We Met

    Short Story: The Time We Met

    On an old cobblestone snickelway, a mild-mannered woman from the village happily daydreamed as she went about on her way to market.

    Often overlooked by passersby, she was a humble and quiet woman of slight stature whose clothes were second-hand, though very well kept. Her gait was graceful, and she carried herself with confidence.

    I’d seen her shopping before, filling her wicker basket with produce, sharing a shy smile though never conversation with others present.

    Sometime later, while reading a newspaper on a bench aside the street, I observed her walking in my direction, returning home with a stock of food.

    Soon, our eyes met and we shared a pleasant smile. She had the most beautiful eyes I’d ever seen, and I promptly stood to introduce myself. However, before I could speak, she reached forward towards me with her hand clasped.

    I watched as she slowly unfurled her palm, revealing a small analog timepiece and a tattoo, reading; “The best is yet to come”. Nodding in affirmation, and, with time to spare, I grinned while asking if she would allow me the privilege of carrying her groceries home.

    That was the first of many days that followed, during which time we spent countless hours together sharing experiences and happiness.

    Behind those big green eyes and shy smile resided a strong woman with a courageous soul, and a heart full of love – a kind, gentle spirit.

    She was truly one of a kind and it didn’t matter to me that she was mute – oftentimes, the most meaningful exchange between people who care for one another doesn’t require use of words to speak volumes.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • WordPress Reader Lists

    In case you didn’t already know, it’s possible for WordPress site users to create a Reader List. This is a convenient means with which to see new content from a friend or site(s) of interest, without having to search – simply click their list link in the sidebar to see what’s new!

    Step By Step Directions

    1. click on “Lists” (in sidebar).
    2. click on “Create a new list”.
    3. enter a name (i.e., Phil Perkins).
    4. select visibility option (private).
    5. click Save.
    6. at the top, click “Site”.
    7. paste the URL (i.e., https://perkinsdesigns.com).
    8. click the “Add” option, underneath.

    You now have a Reader list link. Repeat as desired to add more.

  • Poem of Dreaming

    Poem of Dreaming

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Some may say she’s perfect
    She’ll tell you otherwise
    Aware that she has faults
    There’s no need for disguise

    Her shy smile and brown eyes
    Each melt my heart away
    Plus, an inner beauty
    She’s more than just okay

    The time to share is now
    While in the Spring of life
    And were my wish fulfilled
    Come Fall, she’d be my wife

    Yes, I know I’m dreaming
    Though hope to see the light
    Thinking of her daily
    And wanting what feels right

    Of course, a few things would need to change. For starters, it certainly would be nice if she’d remove my name from being blacklisted on her site at WordPress. It would also be charitable if my emails were no longer filtered into her trash bin. And, on occasion, she could use Twitter to read some of the messages & comments I’ve left for her. Perhaps, as an act of goodwill, she might like a single post on my web site…sometime. Lastly, if she would refrain from associating my name with the term ‘devil’ – I think that would be helpful, too. Barring these few exceptions, the future looks bright!!!

    Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


  • More Poetry

    More Poetry

    Saying Goodbye To A Ghost

    Simple themes on a canvas –
    on the wind, a transient cloth
    Like a dream or ghost in my heart.

    A weight of emotional scale –
    From equilibrium, light rises to dissipate
    An apparition of appreciable bearing.

    In likeness absent chamber –
    A transcendent mirage, untimely and apart
    Goodbye my beautiful little ghost.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    Modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    Modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Song For The Day

    Song For The Day