Dec 21, 2012

The Man With The Red Ball Head


Hello? Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? Tap Tap tap.

Thank you for everyone's well wishes! The show went very wonderfully well :)

And now it's Christmas, and what have we done?
Well, we done aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.
The same as last year.

Do you know the secret to a long life?
The answer is to park your car in a differnt spot every day.
Well metaphorically seriously.
That is, the trick to making your life seem longer is to do something different every day.

Isn't it curious that we always remember the pain filled days? The days when something obnoxiously horrible happened. As opposed to the days where nothing happened, where we went about our business and weren't run over by a truck, or the world didn't end, or we didn't drop our ice cream cone in the gutter before we even managed to get a lick in.

So my advice to you is, apart from parking your car in a different spot everyday, is to lick your ice cream cone as soon as possible, before something obnoxiously horribilllious happens to it.

Have a wonderous New Year and a marvelous Christmas and a joyful Mawlid al-Nabi  if I don't see you before hand.

By the way this post is for Illustration Friday's "Glow" :)

But before I go can I leave you with Wallace Steven's The Emperor of Icecream  ?

The Emperor Of Ice-Cream
 Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
Let the wenches dawdle in such dress
As they are used to wear, and let the boys
Bring flowers in last month's newspapers.
Let be be finale of seem.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.
Take from the dresser of deal.
Lacking the three glass knobs, that sheet
On which she embroidered fantails once
And spread it so as to cover her face.
If her horny feet protrude, they come
To show how cold she is, and dumb.
Let the lamp affix its beam.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

Of course, though many commentators  much smarter than myself feel that the implicit theme of The Emperor of Ice Cream is "seize the day", I personally still feel that the real theme is "lick the ice cream".
So there.
Take care :)
Hugs from Oz.
Thank you for visiting my blig by the way (okay, okay I meant to type "blog" but "blig" has such a ring to it.....)