Sunday, November 16, 2008

No Grumps Allowed

Okay, I've had it. I'm not playing along any more.

As far as I'm concerned all the Talking Heads have yelled their last yell. The guys at The Weather Channel have, uh, weathered their last hurricane. In my world Christiane Amanpour has moved over to the cooking channel and is helping Duff decorate wedding cakes.

I'm ignoring warnings of recession and crashing markets and iron poor blood and cellulite. I absolutely will not participate.

I have heard my last dire warning. Play along if you like. Winter is not on it's way, and Thanksgiving dinner has no calories. I can already taste that second piece of pie.

So what gives? Well, it's been a long time since we have had much good news. And I'm weary of it, so I'm creating my own.

I'm bringing back summer. I'm bringing back those lazy days by the river, when the sun was just going down and the cicadas were beginning their rhythmic song. (I'm not bringing back mosquitos.) I'm bringing back the cool breeze whispering 'goodnight' in the trees.

Come get some for yourself. When the going gets tough, when the Talking Heads shout one word too many or that crazy Jim heads outside for the next huge storm, put your eyes on this momento of quieter, softer, warmer times.

And have a second piece of pie.


Karine said...

AMEN, sister!!!!

Lynne said...

Now this is more like it! This is the 'mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore' from that movie years ago...was it Broadcast or some such name?
So let's just create WAY bigger than those nut cases that keep spewing garbage on the telly. I must say, the shopping channels haven't stopped hawking their wares and sometimes I watch those just to get away from the stuff that is clogging up the good moods of the populace...
Keep it up Pat. I love it.

Mavis said...

Hi Patricia:

Thanks for the card, it's beautiful. Hanging across the room from me, it's glowing with quiet heat and summertime calm.

Makes me want to get to the Platte River and feel it for myself!