Winter Joys

Some weeks into January, winter finally arrived. My running gear sits in a pile beside my bed, and Claire’s stroller remains folded in the front closet, more often than not. This depresses me.

I want my wife and I to eat at the outdoor patio of any cafe, where Claire’s stirrings are but a drop in the bucket of noise around everyone dining there, where we might casually enjoy a greasy appetizer that we’d walk off while the sunlight shone horizontal across the city evening.

I want to take the stroller around the zoo, week in and week out.

And dear Sara, sensing that I haven’t been the most chipper of persons lately, told me to draw something this afternoon. So I did. And even if the fellow I sketched looks miserable, I feel better.


About Jeff Mazurek

My name is Jeff. I am an introverted mumbler prone to fits of creativity. I run. I draw cartoons. I like fish and don't get my hair cut often enough. I am happily married to my wife Sara. She likes my hair short and tolerates my fondness for fish.
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2 Responses to Winter Joys

  1. Posky says:

    Yeah, but I liked the line drawing. It’s not your standard style but it gives him a lot of depth.

    • Jeff Mazurek says:

      The medium forces my hand. On paper, my lines are clear, flat, etc. On my tablet, I sketch. I wish I could chalk this up to being experimental, or trying to broaden my talents, but really, there’s just a disconnect when I’m drawing with the tablet. I’m looking at the monitor instead of my pen, so I’m not as ‘sure’ with each line. The result is that I end up with a lot more lines.

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