Ain’t But a Thang

ENTRY # 28 Following the previous post, Tona, called to make sure I was okay.

(I am.)

She’s good people. Knew it the moment I met her. Funny. To the point. And a straight shooter to boot. I’d count her among the id-keepers. She can ask me direct questions, and will call me on it when she thinks (rightly so), Im answering with the nice thing instead of the true thing. Tona called it “the game face”. The public face is cavalier – easily amused and on constant look out for the intrinsic comedy in each moment. Fodder for amusement is rich at home, at work, at play, and most often in serious matters. There is no schism between humor and seriousness. The various layers are still part and parcel of the whole. Theres no conflict between these musings and the woman who’d rather smile at you than hit you (at least publicly). There is nothing sad about knowing you’ve got it good, and acknowledging there will be times you want it better.

It ain’t but a thang.

comments

gerald@lawley.net, 24.93.24.53, 1057040209, 2004-05-16 20:41:17, You wrote: “There is no schism between humor and seriousness. The various layers are still part and parcel of the whole. Theres no conflict between these musings and the woman whod rather smile at you than hit you (at least publicly). There is nothing sad about knowing youve got it good, and acknowledging there will be times you want it better.” Sounds a lot like something else you wrote just prior to that post: “The adult returns to the guard…” If youre happy and you know it, clap your hands. If youre happy and you know it then your life will surely show it. If youre happy and you know it, clap your hands. What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Brendyn, bwa5099@it.rit.edu, http://www.rit.edu/~bwa5099/blog/, , 24.169.75.248, 1057042816, 2004-05-16 20:41:17, Every time you write, I cant help but see the background you create, whether ex or implicitly. Theres the emination of relativity, everything you do has more than one aspect to it, more than one face looking at the same thing from many directions. Its like you can wear the shoes but still observe their beauty as a third party. Its great. Your posts take what is normally defunct in society, a devious thing, and lay it out plain and simple. And youre right, there is nothing sad about knowing youve got it good and acknowledging there will be times when you want it better. Some people call it pessimism, negativity, some connotation that construes the basic mean of the realistic view of life. Its natural. Its human.

Francois Lachance, lachance@chass.utoronto.ca, http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/jardin/html/invertTEIblog.htm, , 128.100.160.1, 1084580909, 2004-05-16 20:41:17, Mentality as entity. Similar theme in the observation of chin ups: admiring attitude and technique. In the March 12, 2004 entry under the rubric “power move” its there. Here on July 1, 2003: “There is nothing sad about knowing youve got it good, and acknowledging there will be times you want it better.” State of mind as a thing. Look http://weez.oyzon.com/archives/000824.html

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