Monthly Archives: October 2013

Aunt Sophie’s Laundry

a WordPress ‘Weekly Photo Challange’ post

This is a picture I took of my Aunt Sophie’s laundry in Jerusalem, Israel last year.  The addition of the two Orthodox Jewish men talking across the alleyway was accidental, but their black attire gave such an amazing contrast to the colorful clothes on the line, I couldn’t resist the shot. (Much to my Aunt’s dismay).

This photo is so much like me!

I have a very colorful view of life and living.   I don’t take things too seriously and  I kind of dance in the wind through my life.  But in the background of my mind I can feel little tugs from my Jewish roots, reminding me that I should take time to be a bit more serious and investigate my spirituality.

Whatever that would mean to me today…

Aunt Sophie's Laundry

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Circular Is The New Party

a WordPress ‘Daily Prompt’ post

Democrats, Republicans, Independents – blah blah blah!  The whole concept of voting in a particular Party that will have your best interests in mind is false.  I mean look at the recent shutdown of the government.  Was that in the average voter’s best interest?  No!

No matter how you try to disguise the fact, a minority of super rich people in America run the government.  The people who we vote for and put into office aren’t really running anything at all.  They are puppets.  Figureheads that just do the bidding of the ruling class – the super rich people.

So, since it doesn’t really matter in the long run of things, which Party we vote into power for four years, why don’t we do something that will make everyone happy.  Create a new Party – a Circular Party.

How the Circular Party would work is simple.  Because people are so attached to whatever Party they believe works in their best interest, and they are generally resistant to change, we would keep the election process we have now.  Then, we would take the winners  of each one of those elections and put them into one combined Party – the Circular Party.

The groups in the Circular Party would rotate years of acting as figureheads for the Rich people.  Republicans play their part for a year, and then the Democrats, and then the Independents etc.  We can even include the Socialists – make everyone happy!  It won’t matter because like I said, the rich are controlling the outcomes.  But this way, everyone will have their year of political happiness.

The political symbol for the Circular Party should be a snake swallowing the tail of the snake in front of him.  Don’t you think that’s pretty much how the whole political thing works?  Eat or be eaten?

goldsnake

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Release Me

a WordPress ‘Daily Prompt’ post

I’m an extremely outspoken woman and have no trouble writing or talking about subjects that most people would consider taboo.  In fact, I actually get a kick sometimes out of shocking people.  I think there’s an abnormal psychology name for that – but I really don’t care.  That’s just part of the exciting, out-of-the-box person I am.

So, it stands to reason that anything I would blog about that would give me pause, or make me nervous to publish – shouldn’t be published!  Those things should remain where they are living right now – in the subterranean bowels of my unconscious mind where I’ve locked them away.  There would be no personal catharsis by unlocking those demons and letting them run amuck on the printed page – infecting other… more normal minds.

My verbal censor died a long time ago, so I tell it like I see it and don’t care what anyone thinks.  On the other hand, I also champion the right of other people to speak their minds, and to be as different and think as differently as they choose.  That’s what makes  living in this world so exciting – the wicked range and variety of people’s mindsets and their views of ‘reality’.

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Home Sweet Home

a WordPress ‘Daily Prompt’ post

When I’m away from home the thing I miss most is the non-judgemental comfort it affords.  I can take out my partial plate, which I’ve never gotten totally comfortable with, and I can smile and interact with my eight-year-old twins and they don’t even notice that I’m missing two top front teeth.

Ah!  The comfort of home sweet home!!

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