I like to start the New Year doing something creative, and this year I felt a huge urge to get out my crayons and paints.
As usual, I didn't know what I was going to draw, but for some reason the story of Icarus came to mind and this young woman quickly emerged with a very determined expression.
I hope you enjoy my daft little story to welcome in 2019...
Icarus And The Blackbird
One Winter's morning, the sun was shining so brightly in the icy sky.
The quiet country woman noticed that a beautiful white bird had become dazzled, and was flying too close to the sun.
She became so annoyed about the Sun's cruel trickery that she leapt up high into the air.
It was as though she had the wings of Icarus, but hers were made of courage and determination, instead of wax and vanity.
She reached and grabbed the bird, saving it from the Sun's cruel heat.
And even though the poor creature had become scorched, the woman and the blackbird became the best of friends.