Monday, August 2

A Serving of Laughter with Sides of Truth and Irony

Photograph of Pywacket Dedes, 19?? - 2002 (from the family album)

Often she looked like this, as though she too was smiling at our jokes.

"From over the wall I could hear the laughter of women

in a foreign tongue, in the sun-rinsed air of the city.

They sat (so I thought) perfumed in their hats and their silks,

in chairs on the grass amid flowers glowing and swaying.

One spoke and the others rang like bells, oh so witty,

like bells till the sound filled up the garden and lifted."

The Laughter of Women, Mary Sherman-Willis, The Hudson Review, Autumn 2007

This just in from friend and world-class calligrapher, Linda F.

  • I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So, I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
  • Sex is not the answer. Sex is a question. "Yes" is the answer.
  • We live in a society where pizza gets to your house faster than the police.
  • Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
  • Light travels faster than sound. Some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  • If I agree with you, we'd both be wrong.
  • We never really grow up. We only learn how to act in public.
  • War does not determine who is right . . . only who is left.
  • Children: We spend the first two years of their life teaching them how to walk and talk. We spend the following sixteen years telling the to sit down and shut-up.
  • Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. Both should be changed regularly and for the same reason.
  • The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening" and then tell you why it isn't.

Thanks, Linda!

May all your days be filled with joy and wisdom. Photo (c) Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved
May all your days be filled with joy and wisdom. Photos (c) Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved


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