La Liseuse (The Reader) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
It’s a holiday weekend, but I’m going to be working my tail off pulling extra shifts. I won’t have time to visit with you lovely people for a few days. Just in case you’ll miss me, here are my picks of FIVE GREAT EARLY POSTS I wrote back before most of you were reading this blog. I tried to choose ones that are entertaining and unusual. In no particular order, they are:
How Mom, Spike and Bugs Saved Me from the L.A. Rioters
If you like the work of Hunter S. Thompson, you’ll recognize his influence in this true, twisted tale of seemingly unrelated things converging to turn a potentially lethal situation into a moment of cartoon salvation.
Serpents and Seers
The least-read post in an intermittent series I wrote utilizing Dragon symbolism.
This one about Shawn Phillips, a man born in Texas who found a new life in Port Elizabeth, South Africa has been passed around the internets a lot, so I fished it back to give you another look.
OK, these are to view, not to read, but they are still very amusing to me. I sing “Hover Bacon” at least once a day. I adore humor that is odd or inexplicable, but silly.
Looking for Legends
I re-titled this after I wrote it. The photo is one I use as the wallpaper on my laptop. My “peekaboo” banner is a cropped version of one where I was looking out of a canal boat in this place. It’s still one of my favorite stories of how people from another culture helped me re-frame my emotional association with a piece of popular music from childhood.
I hope these holiday tokens may open new doors between us.