I’M GOING TO BE A SNEEZE

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They never stop asking me,

“What will you be? –

A doctor, a dancer,

A diver at sea?”

They never stop bugging me:

“What will you be?”

As if they expect me to

Stop being me.

When I grow up I’m going to be a Sneeze,

And sprinkle Germs on all my Enemies.

When I grow up I’m going to be a Toad,

And dump silly Questions in the road.

When I grow up, I’m going to be a Child.

I’ll play the whole darn day and drive them wild.

– Dennis Lee

 

VALIDATION

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QUOTE FROM “THE RIDICULOUS RACE”

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I got to thinking that America isn’t like a bully, or a jock, or a cool kid.  In the high school of the world, America is like one of those girls that’s just effortlessly beautiful.  So beautiful you can’t even have a crush on her. A girl like that isn’t deliberately mean, it’s just that she can’t possibly understand how lucky she is. And people always do what she wants, without her even realizing it, so she never bothers becoming smart, or savvy about the other kids in school. Just with her airhead remarks, she’s always accidentally screwing up the whole order of things. She doesn’t even realize it.
Now, when you have a girl like that, the other kinda-pretty girls sort of like her but sort of hate her. That’s maybe Germany or France. And the ugly girls talk about her in the locker room, but are still totally afraid of her.  That’s Venezuela and Iran. The regular-looking dudes can’t help but be awed by her.  Maybe they try to woo her with poems. That’s Great Britain.  And the real twisted kids develop unhealthy obsessions about destroying her, just because they’re so infuriated at how unfair things are.
Anyway, that’s the brilliant geopolitical metaphor I came up with after two months of world travelling.
It seems to work.  Then again I have no idea because there weren’t any girls at my high school.


– Steve Hely

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TELL THEM

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As part of my current clutter-attack, I took down a card that’s been on our mantle for years.  I’ve tried to put it away before, but each time I do, I read the card again and can’t bring myself to put it out of sight.
Apparently I’m a bit needy.  The words in this card feel like oil on all my creaky parts.

I should more often tell people what they mean to me, why I’m grateful they’re in my life.

I trust there are people in your life who you appreciate.  Tell them.

 

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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“Our mobile society encourages competition and economic aggression rather than contentment.

Someone who isn’t climbing the social ladder is regarded as a fool and a failure.

We’re taught to climb to the top of the heap.

What we’re not taught is that the heap is a garbage heap”

– Peter Kreeft

IT ONLY STARTS TO EXPLAIN THINGS…

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