Tuesday, December 27, 2016
hover and vanish
An article in The Guardian-UK describes reasons why there are allegedly high numbers of people filing for divorce each year in January --
at first the article kind of makes it sound like Christmas is just "too hard" because in-laws and pressurized activities and entertaining make so much stress that it causes divorce,
but then adds probably the divorce-filers were planning this months ago, but decided to "get through" Christmas for the sake of children and other family members.
One reader Commented:
---------------------- Nothing new here. This article or one very similar has been a staple item in every newspaper and magazine post-Christmas for the last 30 years.
Yes, we all know that Xmas can provide fertile ground for "the last straw". I look forward to [this author's] next article with revelations about the Pope's religious faith and the toilet habits of bears in wooded areas. -------------------------
Searching, this weekend, for Something Interesting To Consider, I discovered a poem written by T.S. Eliot titled "Morning at the Window" --
They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
And along the trampled edges of the street
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.
The brown waves of fog toss up to me
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
An aimless smile that hovers in the air
And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
the poet on the cover of TIME magazine...
("wanna buy five copies for my mother...")
painting by Tony Bennett
----------------------- I find myself fascinated by the fact that singer Tony Bennett and rock-and-roller Bob Dylan paint pictures in their free time.... And I really like their work. I like to sometimes find a picture by one of these guys and stick it on here for the enjoyment of anyone passing through....