Saturday, September 3, 2011

Insieme è meglio (a silent poem)


The kidnapper has released me. Smiles. Had a great time the last two days, in the lovely city of Charlotte, NC, where I watched my Pittsburgh Steelers dismantle the Carolina Panthers in the final preseason game. From the 50 yard line as well. 

Walking home, we came upon the most wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. Friday morning we had breakfast at a diner/art gallery then spent the rest of the day at IKEA and Concord Mills (outlet shopping). What a breath of fresh air and incredibly inspiring time. 

Today at dVerse Poets Pub, the ever amazing and artistic Sheila Moore has an intriguing poetry prompt for us. Definitely will stretch the imagination. Stop in after 3 pm EST today and see what she has in store for us.

85 comments:

happygirl said...

Welcome back. I love IKEA. I'd go nuts there with an alan wrench and a credit card. Glad you had fun.

Cheryl said...

Polly is going to be so unhappy to hear that gloating tone about your Steelers victory over her poor Panthers. Glad you had a great time, Brian.

the walking man said...

Sounds like your ransom was paid in pleasure for you both. But really Starbucks...that must have been where she, that lovely woman, tortured you to get you to pay up.

oceangirl said...

Welcome back Brian. I don't know how to explain, but Charlotte is my home city. Your silent poem is MOST lovely.

DJan said...

I hardly know what to say about your release, but it's good for all of us. Love your silent poem. But again, I do love most everything you do, even when you don't write it down.

ayala said...

Welcome back....such a pretty kidnapper :) happy that you had a great time!

Eva Gallant said...

50-yard-line seats! Wowser! Way to go! Glad you had fun!

Daniel said...

Wonderful! So pleased that you could reconnect and recharge.

annell said...

So glad your were released unharmed. Sounds like fun!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful woman to arrange a couple of days just for you. You so deserve such special treatment Brian.

That Janie Girl said...

Oh, glad you had a great time with your kidnapper! Go, Steelers!!

Pat Hatt said...

So was the ransom paid to get you back
Or the kidnapper just got tired of your constant flack..haha

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Always nice to get away and gain a whole new perspective on life!

izzy said...

Briefly this year, my husband and I thought we might end up living in the area you mention.A feverish month or so investigating from the outside looking in...Glad you enjoyed it!

Heaven said...

Welcome back Brian. Glad you and your sweet kidnapper had a great time.

See you later ~

TechnoBabe said...

A special mini vacation to relax, regroup, have fun.

Nice pictures, sparkling eyes and sweet smile.

Glad you two got away and had some special time together.

rosaria said...

She is a smart woman, your wife! If that's kidnapping, you wish you had more, yes?

Magpie said...

That's some kind of kidnapping. I would like to put my name on the list. :)

Hope said...

happy to hear you had a wonderful time :)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Brian,

Brilliant photography. I am amazed at the generosity of the kidnappers.

Wish you and your family a wonderful
Sunday.
Joseph

David Allen Waters said...

sounds delightful man...great photo, her smile is magical, glad u r back :)

Leah said...

lovely dreamlike quality to this poem of pictures...

Sue said...

What a lovely kidnapper you have!

;)

Tara Miller said...

I'm happy you enjoyed your kidnapping...it was as much fun for me to plan and surprise you with something especially for you!! I love our getaways together and just being with you... ;)

ds said...

A beautiful and clever kidnapper, indeed! Glad you two had such a great time.

ladyfi said...

Ah - a change is sometimes so very necessary! Wonderful photos.

tony said...

A Cool Pub Brian.Have One For Me!

Betsy said...

aww.. how fun! You should have let her have the camera, too! ;)

Mama Zen said...

So glad you guys had a good time!

Jannie Funster said...

Wonderful pix of a lovely lady.

Looks and sounds like y'all had a great time.

And hey, look what I found...

http://brianmillerblog.blogspot.com/

But he's not posted since '09.

xo

hedgewitch said...

Very nice presentation; laid back and moody (in a good way) and a cool take on the prompt. Sounds like a great time.

Sheila Moore said...

ooooooh, you are pretty amazing and artistic yourself, Brian! Mixing it up for us today with the black and white silent poem. Awesome job! As the ol' cliche goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Although, as poets, we'd just rather write the thousand words (smiles)

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely! Though outlet shopping and foot ball too will never make my list of fun things to do. To each his/her own... and time together is golden.

Victoria said...

Clever idea for your silent poem, Brian. I'd love the name and address of the museum and sculpture garden (just the name will do) since Charlotte is in my near future. Excited to get a sneak preview!

Patricia said...

Cool Brian! like this simplicity... it captivates.

Beth said...

A Silent Poem! Shhh... Let me grab some popcorn, settle in and enjoy some more. I always smile when I visit WaystationOne. Thanks, Brian.

Beth

Zen Moments said...

My brother and nephew go ape over the Steelers. I love any poem that has football in it. Sweet.

Laurie Kolp said...

Brian~ I love your silent poem. Is that your pretty wife? Glad you had some together time with each other.

http://lkkolp.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/sevenling-they-both-agreed/

sheila said...

Stillers? OMG.
As a Brown's fan, I say, BLEH. hahahaha.

Loved your silent poem. I'm assuming the lovely young lady is your wife. She's cute.

Arron Shilling said...

GO STEELERS - (with his massive foam hand he salutes the poet)

Arron Shilling said...

GO STEELERS - (with his massive foam hand he salutes the poet)

haikulovesongs said...

your wife is one smart lady! {and beautiful, too} wishing you both a lifetime of memories like the past two days. ♥

Mary said...

Ah, glad you had a great time; but the Steelers will be no match for the Green Bay Packers when we meet!! But I'm sure it will be a great game.

adeeyoyo said...

Glad you enjoyed your time in captivity, Brian! Nice silent poem - brill idea...

Glynn said...

A pensive look, a smile, a movement of the hand -- and a story is told. Just like the old Silents.

chromapoesy.com said...

Well, I like it, mine is way weirder, go figure :)

Pseudo said...

I love your silent poem,

Daydreamertoo said...

Just knew you'd been kidnapped for something wonderful. :)
Glad you both enjoyed your two day break, it's good to get away.
Loved your silent entry, too. ;)

PattiKen said...

Like I said, a lucky man.

Linda said...

Sorry to hear you were kidnapped - however it appears you are none the worse for wear!! What a lovely kidnapper Brian.

Lolamouse said...

Welcome home. Sounds like a wonderful kidnapping! Great silent poem as well!

lori said...

Oh, look at your beautiful wife :) These pictures are lovely and quite poetic. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. So happy you came back refreshed and inspired.

marousia said...

Nice :)

Henry Clemmons said...

Very clever presentation with pictures and placard. I am glad u r back. Glad you enjoyed the game. As long as they continue to lose to the Packers in the Super Bowl, they can win all the other games they want:)
But back to biz, very excellent post. And thank you for the comment on my piece.

Casey Freeland said...

I love the silent poem idea! I think I'm at the poem stage of my blog cycle. Maybe I'll give that a shot.

Thanks,

Casey

Valerie said...

So that's why hubs wore his Pittsburgh Steelers outfit: shirt, jacket and cap.
So pleased you were released unharmed ... smiles.

sharmishtha said...

happy to know that your kidnapper has released you. :)

i too have been away for long. am back again.

those pix are beautiful.

Lorraine said...

I love this, she must be your wife she's so pretty...and a kidnapper to boot you can't get much better than that ;)

Brendan said...

I loved your "silent poem" with its soft intimate images framed by one of the best proscriptions of how to make love last. And silent films we never truly silent, were they? A lot of shouting going on in the frames with dialogue, the player piano blistering the arias and laments of love. So much happening around the silence. And here, so much endearing silence going on around all the activity, the unsayable unsaid of two people continuing to say Yes.

Jinksy said...

Your silent pictures speak volumes...

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

Ransom to be paid, thoughts of what in butter trade that takes

Hilary said...

Welcome back Sounds like you had a fine time.

Deidra said...

So glad you got a break. And IKEA? I'm jealous!

Now...as for your Steelers. Fly EAGLES, Fly! :)

Natasha said...

Refreshed, recharged, reignited! what a wonderful and unique way to tackle the prompt...guess that fresh air did ya good! Here's to kidnappings and road trips and partners that know when you need it!

kez said...

whooo safe and back in the helm wouldn't be the same without you ...loved your new laid back genre ...thank you

Mona said...

Wow! Tara looks great in those pictures! :)

Claudia said...

funny...charlotte is the city my british colleague from switzerland moved to last week..he's going to sell e+h measurement equipment there..so in case you need a flowmeter...smiles
great to hear you had a good time...and i'm an IKEA fan...when a friend of my daughter came to our house for the first time, she stood in the living room, looked around and said: it looks like at IKEA here...haha

seasideauthor said...

Totally original idea. Thanks for sharing.Small space indeed.

bodhirose said...

Love your silent poem, Brian. Sounds like you had a great break--I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

Fred said...

Sounds like you had a nice trip. Glad to hear that. Little disheartened by your choice of fanhood but then again who am I to talk, we haven't made the playoffs in a century, literally. Like the idea of the silent poem as well.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I've never been to an IKEA. Hard to believe huh?

I'm probably the only person in the world who hasn't been to one....

I've missed you on fb. I'm so behind on your posts but your talent is very, much alive and well....

Smiles!!

I have some catching up to do with you...

secret agent woman said...

Glad you had fun. There's a team called the Carolina Panthers?

CM said...

Yay for a kid-free little get-away, so jealous! :-)

Way cool picture poem, so creative...as usual.

ed pilolla said...

glad you had a good time. steelers look tough as usual, but who doesn't look tough against the panthers:)?

KB said...

Glad you had a wonderful time.

Lydia said...

Does she have a winning smile, or what? You two are doing everything right, it seems. I am so pleased for you. :)

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Brian...
I plan to return shortly~ in order to comment on your recent post(s).
deedee ;-D

Heather said...

Sounds like a great time! So glad you had some time away - I used to live in Charlotte! loved it.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

"What a breath of fresh air and incredibly inspiring time."

Hi! Brian...
I truly hope that you, and the one with the "lovely face" and the "beautiful smile" [Mrs. Miller] had a lovely, time together!
Thanks, for sharing with your readers too!
deedee ;-D

Betty said...

Glad you had a great, relaxing time. Really enjoyed the silent poem. Will try that!

Pat said...

This is cute and sexy! And IKEA? Love that store!

Syd said...

Great photos. Like the B & W. Charlotte is a modern city for sure. Come to Charleston for some haunting beauty.

Goofball said...

your kidnapper has such a warm smile

(waving to Tara)

Mighty M said...

Hooray for a quality kidnapping now and then! :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

A small slice of heaven!!!!