So Simple A Dog Understands

Don’t you just LOVE Martha contemplating the meaning of life?
How true these words are!

Mitigating Chaos

Thought for the Day.

IMG_1447 Martha, 2017 on the Savannah River, Augusta, GA

I’ve been sick and NEEDED a doctor. 
I’ve encountered trouble and NEEDED a police officer.
I’ve lived through times of war when our nation NEEDED our military.
I’ve NEEDED a farmer 3 times a day.
I have even NEEDED an auto mechanic, a plumber, a house painter and a lot of other everyday people.
But I have NEVER, not even once, NEEDED a pro athlete or Hollywood entertainer for ANYTHING,
So simple a dog can understand it.
Thanks, Carla.

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Lundi limerick #1

An antelope climbed up a mast,

with care, and not very fast.

When nearing the top

he fell with a plop.

The antelope now sadly passed!

 

To start a series with a death seems counter intuitive. I may have to do a little raising from the dead later on!

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 16/09/2018

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Helen has given the theme of “glass” for this week’s SLS. You can find all the choices of great music here.

My immediate thought was Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and, sure enough, there have been a few who chose that.

Trying not to go for the obvious choices, I consulted my good friend Ms Google. She came up with some marvellous music, a lot of which I have never heard before. Many of the artists were new to me too.

Just goes to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks!

I’ve chosen a song by George Strait, who is known as “King of Country”. This title belies the fact that, although he is unknown in large areas of the world, he has had more number one songs than any other artist in any genre of music!

The refrain could be a metaphor for the times we are living in today:

Where do you stand?
What’s your point of view?
I guess it all depends on
Which side of the glass 
you’re looking through

I do hope you enjoy this:


Which Side of the Glass

George Strait

In a second story window framed in lace
There she is again
Sitting staring into space
Thinking back to better days
Dealin’ with the pain
Some folks think it’s teardrops. Me, 
I think it’s rain

And there it is, the cold hard truth
So plain to see 
The living proof
Where do you stand?
What’s your point of view?
I guess it all depends on
Which side of the glass 
you’re looking through

Beneath a neon chandelier
He leans on polished oak
And orders one more whiskey
Lights another smoke
He shivers at the memory 
And trembles as he stirs
Some folks think it’s him
But me, I think it’s her

And there it is the cold hard truth
So plain to see 
The living proof
Where do you stand?
What’s your point of view?
I guess it all depends on
Which side of the glass 
you’re looking through

I turn towards the mirror
It’s time to face the facts
Looking for the reason
You’re not ever coming back

And there it is the cold hard truth
So plain to see 
The living proof
Where do you stand?
What’s your point of view?
I guess it all depends on
Which side of the glass 
you’re looking through

Oh, I guess it all depends on 
Which side of the glass
You’re looking through

Songwriters: Dana Hunt Oglesby / Fred Knobloch

Which Side of the Glass lyrics © Words & Music A Div Of Big Deal Music LLC

Sunday “not sayings”

For the past year I have been posting a “Sunday saying” and, before that, a “Sunday sentiment”. Two years worth of not missing a Sunday post is good for me!

However, most of those posts have been “borrowed” from other sources, often from “Brainy Quotes,” although I have added my own comments it has not really been all that creative.

Also, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but, Sundays are busy days for posts. I suppose that, for some, it is the only day they have that is not full on because of work, school runs, social activities etcetera.

In addition, Facebook reminded that on 15th September 1964 I travelled to Harrogate, in Yorkshire, to join The Army Apprentices College at the start of my Army career. Just how the hell can that be? 54 years ago!

This got me thinking.

I really ought to do something a little bit creative, something that I enjoy, and something that you might enjoy too.

From tomorrow I shall offer you a “Lundi Limerick”.

I used to enter a weekly Limerick challenge, and really enjoyed it. So, look out for a little bit of silliness. That’s me:

The start of a new line of posts.

They may have some ghoulies and ghosts.

I’m sure there’ll be curses

in some of the verses

but hopefully won’t include boasts.

 

 

Twittering Tales #101 – 11 September 2018

It’s time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

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Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here.

I could always recognise her by the tattoo on her arm, a beautiful rose, and by her shiny black hair.
I always greeted her with a cheery “hello”.
I longed to see her face, but she always seemed to hide behind a pile of books.
I determined to peek behind those books.

I wish I hadn’t!

(279 characters)

pouncing on peter’s pondering!

I’m truly honoured. An artist has painted my portrait. Check out the masterpiece (me) on Katy’s wonderful site.

forresting my cloud

digital airbrush

r cool beans for blog

cool beans!!! well, what’s that?

groovy! great! wonderful! YAY!

that’s “cool beans” to me!

• • •

Thank You, Peter of Peter’s Pondering for making me realize that there may be a lot of people in blogland who don’t understand what I mean when I say that! I’ve been leaving a trail of “cool beans” in my wake for years now! 🤣

'om' by katy boyer/Blissbait Art

All artwork, haiku and overall silliness (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 09/09/2018

img_1345-3Helen’s prompt for this week is “picture/photograph” and you can see all the great entries here.

As befits my age, and the music that is stored forever (I hope) in my brain, I am offering you a song by The Who, recorded in 1967.

It is a song about a young man, supposedly having difficulty sleeping, so his father gives him some pictures to hang on his bedroom wall. This helps him to sleep, and he falls in love with the girl in the pictures (Lillie Langtry). He is devastated when his father tells him that she died in 1929.

As with so many songs there are those who see hidden meanings in the lyrics. In this case it is postulated that the song alludes to the predilection of young men to masturbate!

For your entertainment I give you: Pictures of Lily

A poor quality video, as they all were then, but here is a 2015 version to compare. The 2 remaining artists aren’t doing too badly are they!

“Pictures Of Lily”

I used to wake up in the morning
I used to feel so bad
I got so sick of having sleepless nights
I went and told my dad
He said “son now here’s some little something”
And stuck them on my wall
And now my nights seem quite so lonely
In fact I, I don’t feel bad at all
I don’t feel bad at all

Pictures of Lily
Made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily
Helped me sleep at night
Pictures of Lily
Solved my childhood problem
Pictures of Lily
Helped me feel alright

Pictures of Lily
Lily, Oh Lily
Lily, Oh Lily
Pictures of Lily

And then one day things weren’t quite so fine
I fell in love with Lily
I asked my dad where Lily I could find
He said “son now don’t be silly
She’s been dead since 1929″
Oh how I cried that night
If only I’d been born in Lily’s time
It would have been alright

Pictures of Lily
Made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily
Helped me sleep at night
Pictures of Lily
But me and Lily are together in my dreams
And I ask ya, “Hey mister have ya ever seen?”
Pictures of Lily!

Writer(s): TOWNSHEND PETER DENNIS BLANDFOR

Twittering Tales #100 – 4 September 2018

Come one, come all.

Join in with the 100th Twittering Tale challenge!

Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls is an extra special one this week.  We have to try to revert to the original 140 characters, instead of the now normal 280 characters, or fewer, to write a story based on the photo prompt. I wasn’t in at the very beginning. I think it was TT#14 before I discovered the joys of Twittering (you can see I don’t tweet in real life!) but it is now a must for me each week.

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Photo by Lauris at Pixabay.com

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution which, instead of a tale, is a limerick to celebrate Kat’s birthday (at least I think that is what the picture is all about!). Check out all the fabulous entries here.

Kat is 100 it seems,
but younger by far in her dreams.
She’s really much brighter,
a hell of a writer,
and the smile on her face it just gleams!

(140 characters)