I was going to write about something completely different. Specifically: religion, spirituality, atheism, morality and ethics, faith and unbelief… that sort of thing. I like one day of the week to be different from the rest — a Sabbath, so to speak. For cultural and personal reasons (and pragmatic reasons — many businesses take today off) Sunday seems an appropriate day. I’ve got Sci-Fi Saturday; I suppose you could call it Sermon Sunday or something.
But when I sat down to write, something else came out. I thought I’d better grab it and stick it onto the blog wall before it ran away and, due to its youth and naiveté, ran afoul of Unpleasant Business. The thing about letting your mind drift is that you can never be sure where it’ll come ashore. In this case, mental notes about a possible future post morphed into… Well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.
And, yes, you have to look below the fold — no cheating!
Women are Local; Men are Global
Women face inwards, in to the center.
They build and love and nurture our core.
Women see children, families, neighbors, villages.
Without them, the world couldn’t be.
Women are anchors!
(They hold the ship.)
Men face outwards, out to the horizon.
They build and love and explore the world.
Men see mountains, highways, tools, vehicles.
Without them, the world goes untamed.
Men are explorers!
(They push the ship.)
But pay attention now…
(And count the syllables.)
(There’s message in metre!)
Some rock is country; and some jazz is rock.
(Therefore, I think… some jazz is… country?)
Music has labels, genres, styles, instruments.
But music is more, it’s never confined.
Music is boundless.
(And sings the ship.)
Are you getting the point?
(Or should I continue?)
(I can go on all day!)
Chocolate is tasty; caramel is, too!
And even better if mixed in one bar!!
Candy is tasty, sweet, sour, delicious.
Sugar in all forms delights any tongue.
Candy is fancy.
(Ship some to me!)
If you still don’t see it.
I’ll be more explicit.
(And thus sum it all up.)
See, Women and Men (or Music and Sweets).
Can be anything — it’s all within reach.
Without these and more, our life wouldn’t be.
The Yin to the Yang, to the Nth degree.
Infinite stars in a wide open sky.
Each orbit different, a bit or a lot.
Yet we can shine in a wonderful light.
Each of us separate…
And still just the same.
To quote Keith Olbermann quoting a former beloved English teacher of his: “Go forth and spread beauty and light.”
(Bonus points and a gold star to those who can figure out what’s hidden.)