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This week’s challenge was to share an “oops” – to collectively out our less-flattering sides (or photos) in plain sight. Obviously the WordPress challengers have never read my blog…every post is laced with stories of disasters and “oops”!

When a teenager, I went through a phase when I enjoyed building model cars and vintage war planes. One evening, frustrated beyond belief and dealing with a situation beyond my years, I threw a plastic bottle against the wall. It bounced…and destroyed my car. Hours of work of delicate brushwork destroyed in a second.

I kept this car for over 20 years, tucked neatly in the back of the closet. Everyone now and then I’d find it and it would remind me just how destructive a moment of anger can be…

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“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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