Anagrams

Language, well at least until it succumbed to being written, was an unseen organism of communication. In its seen form it can be in black and white or colored print, and may have started as pictograms but has evolved over time. Language, whether in writing or spoken, is an evolving tool whose changes can be…

Do you remember this?

I have expunged so much and so many from my recollection When they come creeping in, it’s on ghost feet Sometimes I welcome the newly remembered Sometimes I dread the associations they bring me Some memories amuse, others confuse, some Simply disabuse me of my moral superiority, I Have not served truth or justice, not…

Nonpareil

via Daily Prompt: Priceless We say “priceless” in response to a good story or a funny joke, but we really just mean that it was interesting or funny. In fact, the yarn or the punchline,  may not even warrant an FB® “wow.” You know you are just exaggerating. It is must likely not a precious…

Tributaries

It seems simple (or simplistic) to assume that mimicking another’s easily recognizable quirks is of course a mockery. It is likely, or at least possible, that the parody is a tribute. High Anxiety, homage or spoof? The send-ups of Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, are all over the top, of course. Mel Brooks is clearly piling on the Alfred…

Speaking of perfect

Musicals, even the well-researched like 1776, Hamilton, and for a bit of worldliness, Les Miz, can’t make historians of us anymore than the movies can.

Language, language!

Lingua franca There are times I am gripped by what feels like a lingual fantasy. I can hear the words of a proverb in what was once my native, or at least first, language in my head, but I cannot form them. I am unable to repeat them even though they are on the tip of my…

Good parent, moderately bad parent

Parenting has very little to do with the way your child turns out, so you can relax. You don’t have that kind of influence. Parenting has a lot less to do with how and who we become as adults than people–especially parents– would like to think. Growing up is not directly related to events in…

Origins

Will the moment we learn with complete certainty where It all began, the origin of our universe, be the moment Life ends Will when we learn who we are and how we began be ourEnding?