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So Hawk and I were having this discussion, see..

November 11, 2007

Hawk, of Hawk’s Place, has tagged me with something called “7 things you don’t know, but I do“. My reaction was caught by a passing Courtroom artist.

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GALLUMPPHILING – Trying to express to someone, who is well read, worldly, and with expectations, that you got NOTHIN’!!!

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7 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW (ABOUT ME), BUT I DO.
1). IT’S NOT ABOUT ME.
I have known for some time now that I was not put here by the Creator to “Rule the world”. My name will not be found in a list of Who’s Who. Nor shall I receive honorary degrees for merit or medals of valor. That is not my purpose. I am here to teach my two children how to find good solid ground near bedrock, clear the ground of brush & debris, then pour footers. After that I will present each of them with a pair of stiles. I will hold each set in place on the footers while my progeny begin to affix their rungs. If I do this correctly by the time they have climbed above me the cement will be cured. I will then let go, stand back and watch as they ascend.

2). WHAT THE COURT OF THE WHITE BEAR IS.
Ever since I was very small I have had Night Terrors. They say your not supposed to remember anything, but occasionally I did. Of all the dreams that stuck with me the Bear dreams were the worst. Usually the bears would TELL me (did you get that, TELL!…) they were Evil and I was dinner then eat me alive. All except for one. Somehow I found myself in a giant natural stone amphitheater, much like an old era stone quarry. It was way up in the Rockies just below the Treeline. Every type of bear I knew of had assembled around me filling the tiers. In the middle was a big Polar bear who stood erect. Purist of white. All the bears were focused on me for it was my trial. I stood accused of being dishonest and apart from the Earth. The White bear, judge, jury, & executioner, then proclaimed to the others and to the World that I was guilty and condemned me. It then ended as they all did. I’m not sure that I’ll ever find redemption for this, but I keep looking.

3). LIGHTNING DOES NOT HURT.
It’s true what they say, You do not hear the bolt that hits you. You do see the light though. You also feel no pain when it does. Oh don’t misunderstand me, it can hurt plenty afterwards. And the rush of the sensation is completely overwhelming. For anyone who has received the common household shock it’s not like that either. I say its got to be exactly like getting hit with a train. Just slower.

4). THE QUIETEST PLACE ON EARTH.
Its on the backside of Little Cranberry Island, Maine. The town of Islesford resides on the other side. 80 or so people living right by the Pier. Calm protected water. If you absolutely must hear something there’s a buoy with that perfect warning bell sound tolling synchronistically with the waves over by the lighthouse.

5). I CAN NOT READ BLACK & WHITE SCRIPT.
On paper or on a monitor. All the letters endlessly jump and dance around (lightly shake your head sideways while reading this). To do so I must play with the lighting or use super big font or change the color fields. You should see my color scheme on my computer. When the IT people work on my business machine they bitch about going blind. I just laugh.

6). CONVERSATION IS FOREIGN TO ME.
No I’m not a shut-in. I just need to flip a switch inside of me to talk to people. It is not a natural condition for me to talk conversationally. Now when that switch is on I can talk to anybody about anything. It bothers me, however, that I must change faces first. Oh I don’t do that with the family. But everyone else, yes. So I have come here to blog. You’ll notice that I do more stating than talking, but I’m working on it. I’m to old to still have this issue.

7). I BELIEVE IN ANIMISM.
This is the belief that all things have a sentient spirit. I accept this statement fully. Trees, stones, rivers, mountains, oceans, etc,etc. Including some man-made items such as ships, cars, guns, buildings, etc,etc. I believe that life surrounds us and is in all things.

6 comments

  1. LOL! I think you win, burping doesn’t compare…and i am wondering if thats what HAWK really looks like!


  2. Sorrow,
    If he does then I’m a short fat Penguin!


  3. 🙂


  4. You have a really good list, I like 1 and 7. 1 is what I know best and 7 is what I believe.

    And for 6, we all have our different faces. That is called following the river instead of swimming upstreams. Most of the time it is better to let the stream lead the way and save the breath for when we really have to turn around and swim upstreams.

    Susie,
    Thanks for the comment. What I meant to express was that my exasperation stems from my frustration with watching people who converse easily and genuinely. And as of yet I have not been able to achieve this with any degree of skill. I like the “swimming upstream” analogy. Dobre Den.


  5. Wow…holy cow…what a list. My Nana was struck by lightening too…twice…which kills the old saying about it not striking the same place twice…I’ve never had such an intense dream/night terror (that I recall with such clarity)as you have…the closest dream insight to my soul was a dream about ten years ago…it was basically explained to me in the reverie that who I am is dictated by an over worked responsible cat and a ‘troublesome PB&J sandwich’. Which explains a lot. *l*

    Miss Harley,
    Spike the PB&J with catnip. Toss it to the Cat. Run out the back door. Find a pay phone. Call a cab.
    Thanks for sharing. Dobre Den.


  6. Thanks for joining in the reveal. Very, very interesting. I found the “animism” curious.

    Well thanks back. My first list of 7 were cop-outs. I more enjoyed taking it seriously. As far as the Animism goes I’ve seen way to much coincidence to not believe in a separate conscience. Dobre Den.



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