Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Funk is a strange thing, the way it tracks you down and clings to you like yesterday's silk or that spiderweb of misterious origins. How do you get out of the funk? Its pretty difficult to wade out. Swimming requires intense energy. You probably wont be successful thinking your way out either; besides, thats probably how you got there.
Indeed: there is but one way out of the Funk!
Sudden and immediate, violently contesting with much upheaval, straight up or down. Funk is lateral; you cannot swim to its edges. Its very viscous; you cannot fight or outstretch it. For me: I have a few tried and true solutions for when I hit Funkytown. Sometimes its as simple as a phone call; other times its as simple as taking a nap. You have to find your own solutions.
I found this resource when a friend told me they were in a funk. It looks good; so I pass it along to you. It can't hurt! For me; I have to make my funk-break suddenly; by responding VERY deliberately and violently so as to be ripped from its fingers; I cant just ease out of it — it would take forever and probably some collateral damage too. Funk typically is a result of too much introspection; you sorta get trapped outside yourself where you cannot see the illusions that so easily comforted you before. Cheers! Call your favorite friends or have chocolate with red wine!
This too shall pass....
Friday, April 04, 2008
...a picture is worth a thousand words...
Well its Friday and that concludes another week. 5 work days have come and gone. We are officially at the end of work and the beginning of play. I saw this picture and it sparked at least 20 blog ideas. I am sure it was even better for you...so I will let you blog on it instead.
Stop visual trespassing!
No voyeurs allowed!
I saw that; but it was an accident....
Uhhh, I can see you...
In case I dont see you, this is what I meant.
...and the list goes on.
We seem to have a fascination with the posterior and its sorted meanings. It's like the term "bad;" wouldn't you be so confusing if the same word didnt mean entirely different things .... or seeing the word blue written in pink....Do we worship the same things we use to insult?
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Its a RAINY Thursday and I love it. I sit here on break for 15 fleeting moments thinking of you and what I will say in so short a time. Of course, there are no loss of words.
The thunder rumbles into the bowels of the building. I can feel the vibrations from the floor into my chair. My plants sway invisibly to the electricity running through the walls. I enjoy watching them grow and live. Their intense green hue, their delicate leaves like solar panels twist from the breeze of my cordless fan rotating to and fro. My ears are plugged and you know what that means....I am totally INSIDe and everything is open. I can feel the tickle of the blood against the walls that channel them to their important destinations.
Perhaps it is true that everything is relative. Perhaps it is equally true then that everything is also a relative. Yeah, I throw that one out there for free. Add some sugar and sip slowly...may be hot to the brain. The hypnotic rhythms bounce from one ear to the other and my fingers move like ants on a hot tin roof across the keyboard. Only my eyes tell me what my fingers are whispering. The rain sound so good. I miss being in the deep country during a good storm. If you have ever sat in the top of a swaying pine tree high above the earth as the wind rocks you; you might understand the peace in distance from the now; the perspective from a bit back; the mind taking in more than the immediate. mmmm
Anyway, that's my Flash Fifteen! Enjoy your day and love the "bigger than you"!
tiny ant sauntering over fingernail of cosmos
P.S. If we could see ourselves in the big picture, how much smaller than ants would we appear?
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Can you cry under water?
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'.. But it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going to?
Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?
If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?
Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.
Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible
crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?
Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane ?
If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?
Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both
If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he
just buy dinner?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what
is baby oil made from?
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it
a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you,
but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first place?
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing!