Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Last Published June 6th"...

WOW, that was a long time ago. Sorry for the wait. I know you're anxious for new stuff (har dee har har). This is one you'll want to read from the top down, since that's the way I wrote it and that's the direction my train of thought travelled.

The quote: "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." —Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

It's the 40th anniversary of the summer of love. This background seems rather fitting for it since it finds it's origins in that time. The background also reminds me of my Aunt Peg and Aunt Patty's room in the house in Potomac. It was all bright yellows, greens and oranges too and it always smelled of their perfumes. I was ever in awe of my aunts when I was growing up, and staying with them on our all-too-brief visits to the east coast were such a treat.

I usually bunked in with my Aunt Janet in those days. She was (and still is) the coolest person I know, and she had the infinite patience to deal with a hero-worshipping neice trailing a foot behind her everywhere she went. She imparted to me a treasure from the flower-power era—my very own copy of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." She handed it to me in a moment of deep solemnity, and entreated me to keep it safe and close for a long time, and one day I would fully appreciate it. I still have it, and I do appreciate it.

It's hard to imagine sometimes that the original intent of the summer of love (you know, that one concerning peace coming from peace?) still exists in this world. I think it does, but it's light is so very dim.

The quote: "What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" —H.D. Thoreau (1817-1862)

There seems to be a theme. There seems to be a theme that has echoed throughout the ages. There seems to be a theme that won't hold mankind down despite the bitterness of its existence.

And by-the-by, I'm happy to bring you the true origin of waves. Next I'm going to work on the true origin of'll be amazing, I promise.

The quote: "Develop an interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music—the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself." —Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Wouldn't you just love to lock Miller in a room with Thoreau, and see who came out on top?!?

The quote: "The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said." —Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

So, I've communicated, but what haven't I said?

Thanks for reading and interpreting!

1 comment:

dcpeg said...

Peter Drucker said it so well!!