Monday, January 26, 2009

...But I Digress: My Favorite Limerick

I am not quite sure why I thought of it, but this is the one limerick that I've been able to remember since childhood.

There was an old man named Frick,
who took liver-pills to avoid being sick.
He died when quite old,
but his liver (I'm told),
had to be beaten to death with a stick.

(shout out to the great Jack LaLanne, we love you)
(this post hardly seems worth the wait, eh?)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama Inauguration: "Some Came to Sing, Some Came to Pray, Some Came to Keep the Dark Away..."

There is something in the air. The collective world vibe is palpable and indescribeable. The throngs of people at Obama's Inauguration are the most visible part of an entire mass of humanity that, one and all, are in thought and deed one organism in this amazing transition.

This morning during my exercise, the words of the Melanie Safka song "Lay Down" came to me. It described something I feel about why so many people have been drawn to DC...

Lay down, lay down, lay it all down
Let your white birds smile up
At the ones who stand and frown...

You've got to lay down, lay it down, lay it all down
Let your white birds smile up
At the ones who stand and frown

We were so close, there was no room
We bled inside each others wounds
We all had caught the same disease
And we all sang the songs of peace

So raise the candles high, 'cause if you don't
We could stay black against the night
Oh raise them higher again and if you do
We could stay dry against the rain

Some came to sing, some came to pray
Some came to keep the dark away

So raise the candles high, if you don't
we could stay black against the sky...

Some of my neighbors will be here at 8:00 AM PST to watch, to share, to sing to pray, and do our best to wash the dark away...


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hiatus Ruckus Nexus

Okay, I went to the Rhyming Dictionary to get the title to this post. Sue me. In defense of the genesis of my post's title, I offer the following: I went on hiatus, it caused a ruckus, and we are at the nexus of a new day. (I am possibly the only person on earth capable of crafting such a torturous sentence!)

I've received emails (and calls from friends and family -- xoxoxo) asking why I haven't posted anything since Christmas day.

I told them what I will tell you. There is only one thing worth writing about - and that will be President-elect Obama's inauguration on January 20th. Finally, America will have a president who will (fingers crossed) honor his oath of office.

So, I am reserving my next post for January 21st when my eight-year long nightmare has come to an end. I am hoping to have processed the transition and to have some poignant (possibly snarky) thoughts on what the world has collectively been through with the Bush/Cheney Administration.

God save us and keep us safe. Thanks for your patience.