Archive for August, 2013

Words to Live By

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

m and mThere was a time when we were told an item was finger linkin’ good or good to the last drop, or made us wonder does she or doesn’t she, but no matter what it melted in our mouths and not in our hands.  But all that changed when we were told not just what to eat or to wear, or to colour our hair, but also to just do it, and suddenly we had a place to turn.  There were no more need to wonder how to live our lives.  We were told on billboards across the nation, on t-shirts, and if that passed us by, there was always the video with the accompanying inspirational music.   The impossible was nothing.  We just had to think. different, while obeying our thirst.  To be our own Champion, do more and challenge everything.  Maybe became Maybe because what’s the worst that can happen?  With all this live dangerously, my friend, I’m just glad that Triumph still has the bra for the way I am.

In Indelible Ink

Friday, August 16th, 2013

tattooI recently had the luxury of spending a great deal of time around a pool, which put me in view of a lot of skin.  Tattooed skin.  Most of the tattoos were the usual hohum variety with the odd shocker thrown in (a blindfolded woman with a gun held to her head), but it was the words that interested me.  What pithy statement was so meaningful to someone that they felt compelled to permanently mark themselves with it?  One was “No regrets”, which appeared mid-way down a woman’s back.  Since she didn’t look much more than 22, I couldn’t help but think, “Oh, there’s still plenty of time, girlfriend.”  Another was “Actions speak louder than words.”  This made me wonder whether getting a tattoo counted as an action, albeit one that still left you with a bunch of words.  Still another was “Live, laugh, love”.  I thought the cadence of the words would have been better as “Live, love, laugh”, but I can understand wanting to end with love.  Because at the end of the day, while actions may count for more, it’s still nice to have someone whisper sweet nothings in your ear.