Miniature in the Mail #13: "Pyro-peony"

"Pyro-peony" (MitM #13), 5" x 5", oil on masonite
So an admission, I painted this a few weeks ago, not yesterday when I was in no mood to celebrate the conservative media's excuse-making for Trump's sexual assault or, in 1492, Columbus' arrival in the Bahamas.

Then I did a little search and learned that today also marks the passing, in 1971, of the Equal Rights Amendment, guaranteeing American women equal rights. In 1850, the first women's medical school opened, in Pennsylvania. And in 1931, that big teddy bear Luciano Pavarotti was born.

The thing is, I've always been on the fence about exploding fireballs in the night sky. They scare the bejeebers out of small kids and dogs. And I'm pretty sure, if you go back far enough, they come out of military culture, like airshows and paradesshows of force. Are they more than they appear, or just spellbinding and fun?

*Flash* Shhhwwwwwww. Bzzzzzzrrrr.

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