Monthly Archives: July 2010

La Trahison des Images

The Treachery of Images

is that we can not believe everything we see.

That is not a pipe, but a picture of its image.

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Stepping Out on Faith

I had therefore to remove knowledge,

in order to make room for belief.

–Immanuel Kant

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Ripples


I love the sound of rain, it reminds me maybe the world can be clean again. I hope it washes away pain and hides the sound of tears. The thunder echoes, its guttural moan and protest cry, the sky made love to earth and birthed air and we’re breathing life.


It’s creation outside… not pouring cats and dogs, but heartbeats & pacemakers to revitalize and feel.  Lightening struck you once before: you can focus on the pain, be the victim, and never heal.  But you CAN be reborn and redeemed, restored and re-seamed.  Stitch yourself in love and bind it up with trust and rinse it with some faith.


You may not be good as new but it’ll surely be a good new you.  Wear your scrapes and cracks like the bark of an old Oak tree.  You’re a survivor- you’ve weathered storms and stood the tests of time to spread your roots and limbs wonderfully alive.

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Talent

… is not often on your TV screens.
We live in a modern world of gimmicks,
a slight trick of the hand, but here talent stands.

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Mothers make Excellent Grandmothers

I told my mom I wanted a “Pillow Pet”.  After explaining to me ‘only a fool’ would spend that much money on a pillow.   She told me she’d make me one (keep in mind, my mom sews her ass off) by drawing a face on a pillow with a magic marker…   I told her the one on TV allows the owner to carry their pajamas inside of it for sleepovers or overnight stays with a friend.  She said she’d buy me a big rubberband to keep it closed.  Now at this point, we’re damn near crying laughing because we knew:

1)I didn’t really want a damn pillow pet

2) If I were a child, her response would’ve been the same.

She was the realest person in that equation.  I was full of it but  her answer could have transcended decades.  It was comical…  I feel sorry for my future children because I know I will say those very words to them.  Just as I know, she’ll buy it for them.  Grandmotherhood changes a person.  My mom would’ve built my siblings and I a nintendo and a lite bright if she could have.  She would’ve made our monopoly board game and crafted the discs for connect four.  My nephews and niece get the finest, the latest, and the greatest.

I have decided not to resent those aspects of her character because they both stem from love.  Besides, I’m an adult now and with great power comes (sorry, was sidetracked) that comes the realization that  McDonald’s ain’t got sh*t on my Ma’s homeburger!

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Celebrate!

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

~Erma Bombeck

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