goldilocks and the three mares.

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once upon a time

there was a woman

(who was me)

whose hair

had a life of its own

and she

had made plans

with 3 of her very dearest friends

for a long memorial day weekend getaway

to nashville

but then

she got

really sick

and her hair

was wilder than ever

a sure sign

of

something

amiss

and

she

had to tell them

to go on without her

but they said

there is no way

we will do that

and so

they each offered up

their support

and found a solution

in their very own way

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mare #1

said

‘i will drive you all the way there.

you can sleep in the car and listen to music.

you won’t have to fly and hurt your ears and suffer any more.’

mare#2

said

‘i will provide you with any medication

and comforting therapy

you might need.’

mare #3

said

‘come with us

and we will

tuck you in

and

bring you soup

and

hot water bottles

and

tea

and

whiskey

and

magazines.’

and goldilocks

was so moved

by their gestures

and their compassion

that she went to the doctor

and he gave her mega antibiotics

and got on the plane

and went on the trip

anyway

and

danced

and

sang

and

ate southern bbq

and drank a whiskey

and listened to the blues

in a beautiful park

and had a wonderful time

with each and every one of them

and they all continue to live happily ever after

as friends for life

a day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.
 – ralph waldo emerson

 

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never treat your audience as customers, always as partners. – jimmy stewart

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had a nice offer

from

an

‘adult novelty catalog company’

to advertise

on my blog

and i smiled

and thanked them

when

i

turned them down

and

thought about

what

my posts

are

really

all about

nature, animals, philosophy,  humor, zen, children, travel, art. life, family, love, compassion, adventure

not so much about dancing girls

and their costumes

and their toys

and their boys

not to say

they

can’t be

about

art or love or zen or adventure

too

for they are all

a part of life

and we all

 share the same planet

and

i don’t judge

and

i like to dance

and

wear costumes

and

all the rest

but i figured

chances are

 the company

has never really read my blog

and has no idea

who my audience

really

is

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your audience gives you everything you need. they tell you.

there is no director who can direct you like an audience.

- fanny brice

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illness tells us what we are. ~italian saying

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bacteria and virus cartoon. little kinder in my class

who so loves germs and viruses

he’s making a book of them

school nurse 

comes in

to 

talk about

hand washing

germs 

staying well

not wanting

to get sick

or

catching things

like

flu

or

colds

he raises his hand

and adds

‘or, the black death’

yes

the black death

too

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sittin’ pretty.

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went to the nail salon

to relax

be pampered

have a pedicure

was put

into

a hello kitty chair

with the

 massage option

given water

listened

to my nail tech

who was

a

very

very

very

quiet talker

tried to answer

what she asked

in a way

that didn’t

make me seem

insane

or

off subject

lotion

massage

warm water

scrub

wrap

paint

sleepy

relaxed

drifting

watched

a

bad

made for tv movie

on the screen

with

subtitles

and lots

of hilarious

translation snafus

and ponies

and angst

and there was

candy

all around

and i

read

a trashy magazine

took the quiz

found 

i am 

most

‘like goldie hawn’

of all

the 

celeb possibilities

kept trying

to answer questions

though i had no idea

what she was asking

in her whisper voice

tried to lip read

i probably said that 

i like ponies

and

cotton candy

and

my name

is goldie hawn

as i slipped into 

a dreamy state

of 

hello kitty consciouness

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