Friday, April 04, 2008

OOhhh!...pretty..

Who doesn't enjoy beautiful things?
I think about that,and then I think about why we even have a perception of it.
I mean,all things being equal in a world that holds a preference for the survival of the fittest,it would make much more sense to just concentrate on the fundamental concerns of simply staying alive,and propagating the species.
Birds do it.
Bees do it.
Birds and bees and flowers and trees.
..and then I think about that,and it's beautiful.

There is symmetry there,in the finely tuned balance that ties even the lesser of God's creatures,to the infinite expanse of the universe.

But still,why should I even stop to consider this?
It doesn't put food on the table.It won't guaranty my offspring will make it through the Winter.In point of fact,what with the hostile nature of,..well,..everything,taking even the briefest moment to stop and smell the roses is almost certainly a fool's mission.

'Here lies Sling.
He dropped his guard for an instant,
..and got hit by a bus'.


But that's okay.
Living by bread alone,isn't really living.

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19 Comments:

At 7:42 PM , Blogger Doralong said...

You my sweet are a man for all seasons..

 
At 9:21 PM , Blogger Sling said...

..and you dear,are beautiful.

 
At 11:25 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Ah, Sling. The Sling. The Sling of all Things. How I adore you.

 
At 1:26 AM , Blogger Middle Child said...

Oh Sling, you made me cry... I remembered this song from so long ago...
I remember Don urging me to listen to a Uriah Heep song when I first met him whic to some would sound corny etc etc, but it was that song which showed me what sort of man he was...called "Melinda" I'll find it now...thanks for this... amny thanks you 'ol romantic you

 
At 7:21 AM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

i totally love this song.

i played it for my mother the night before i hopped on a plane to deck on an arctic icebreaker and she cried ad infinitum.

 
At 7:32 AM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

this is a heart breaker..but then...so are you...

 
At 7:45 AM , Blogger austexgrl said...

Sling, who are you? One of the most creative and entertaining, and yes, sensitive men ever! what a delightful little vignette!

 
At 9:42 AM , Blogger Mom said...

Sounds like you are feeling the touch of the Divine stirring your soul. There is nothing more beautiful than the love we humans are able to feel for one another. Thanks for noticing how beautiful this world can be.
You are a remarkable and beautiful person.

 
At 6:34 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Jeez..How do you respond to all these lovely comments?
I just don't know.
Thanks kids!

 
At 8:42 PM , Blogger Debra Kay said...

I'm odd girl out. That song always made me mad-it sounded like it was about a sailor who knocked up a local girl and was going back to England. Yes, he might die, but if he didn't, he sure wasn't coming back. Adios amiga. Enjoy your little half breed kid, I'm going back to marry some fat english bird....

 
At 9:48 PM , Blogger Sling said...

debra kay- HA!..That's an interperetation I hadn't heard before.
It's my understanding that the song really isn't about a person,but a place.
There are places like that in my own experience that I will most likely never see again,but I keep them in my heart just the same.
Thanks for stooping by!

 
At 7:05 AM , Blogger LostInCO said...

sling, your are the best of stuff.

 
At 6:08 PM , Blogger citizen of the world said...

Debra Kay's comment made me laugh hard.

 
At 7:47 PM , Blogger Sling said...

lostinco- Plus!..I'm low in calories.

citizen- Yep,no doubt that behind every silver lining,a dark cloud looms. ;)

 
At 8:45 PM , Blogger cs said...

Did the respirator- mask leave indents on your mug dear friend and you were feeling low today?
Well, get out and go camping like you said you would...now go do it. You can watch the birds and bees out there, count stars, look at embers in the firepit and be happy--ier.

Have a grand week fellow friend, enjoy!

 
At 11:43 PM , Blogger Grish said...

If a flower blooms in the forest and there's no-one around does it still make my allergies act up?...

 
At 1:32 AM , Blogger Auld Hat said...

Roger Whittaker is the soundtrack of my early childhood. His voice is how I imagine the perfect Grandpa. Hey, did he come out with anything in the 90's? hmmm...

 
At 1:11 PM , Blogger Allan said...

"He dropped his guard for an instant,
..and got hit by a bus"

I toldja not to play guitar in the middle of the street...tsk.

 
At 4:00 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

Oh that is so sweet, and you are a beautiful person that doesnt wear a shirt.

 

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