My Photo
Location: Midwest, United States

Monday, October 12, 2009

If I Claimed...

to have all the answers, would you believe me? If I professed wisdom beyond mere mortal ken, would you believe?

And what would you call me? Buddha? Svengali? Rasputin? Messiah?

(Just funnin' ya...I got no answers. Trust me on this.)

* * *

Gratuitous Non-Sequitor:

I do not feel any particular compulsion to date a woman who has a “barbed-wire” tattoo inked around her upper bicep.

But...hey...that’s just me.

* * *


Blogger Woman in a Window said...

Ya, I'd probably believe. I'm just wired like that.

But if that barbed wire caught in the flesh of your heart? Never say never. You wouldn't believe what never might bring.


Mon Oct 12, 08:02:00 AM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

I can't say that I would believe someone who told me they have *all* the answers, but there are lots of people who know a helluva lot more than I do. I'm big enough to admit when I don't know something and need to ask.

Never been a fan of tats myself... But I don't discount anyone on outward appearances either. I've known some really great people who have tons of tats, and some real scumbags who were as proper as all get out.

I guess it all comes down to the filling in the donut, doesn't it?! :-)

Mon Oct 12, 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

"I seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions." Caine from the TV series Kung Fu.

As far as the tattoo. I read an account of a well established art critic in the early 1900's who went to an art exhibit. He walked in the front door, looked around the room full of paintings, and with a wave of his hand, dismissed them all as rubbish, then left. As you might have guessed, it was an exhibit of French Impressionists.

Tue Oct 13, 08:32:00 AM  
Blogger lu said...

Nope, I would write you off. Deeds speak to me, claims send up the red flags and my dukes.

I've seen some beautiful tattoos, I've always thought, they would make for a great piece of wall art or some wearable piece of clothing. The surface is not a reliable medium; it's not a look that ages well.

...and barbed wire is such a sad cliche.

Tue Oct 13, 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

No way. I don't believe anyone has all the answers. And at any rate didn't the Buddha say not to believe him but to test things out for yourself?

Tattoos are not really my thing, although they don't trouble me much unless they are creepy or obscene. Or silly. Have you seen
Now those are some awful tattoos.

Tue Oct 13, 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

So I suppose the Mickey Mouse on my ass counts me out eh?


Tue Oct 13, 11:14:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

I do rather enjoy the company of discerning skeptics...and dreamers. I was a bit surprised to learn that our favorite Covert Oprative (Quaker Division) tends to frequent websites of dubious repute.

I've got nothin' against tattoos...I'm inked myself.

But sometimes, has to ask: "What were they thinking?"

Wed Oct 14, 03:44:00 PM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

Hey, I need laughs just like anyone else! I also go to one that had awful family photos and another called "You Suck at Craig's List."

Fri Oct 16, 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Methinks you're gonna lead me astray Ms. Secret Adent.

Sun Oct 18, 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how often have you stopped to think that perhaps the people you encounter in your daily life are there to teach you something. because you have more to learn.

how often have you thanked someone for sharing their wisdom with you? ... something they may have had to learn the hard way in order to realize.

whenever i come across someone who claims to know all the answers, i always choose to be grateful for that person for opening a part of him/herself to me. i never write them off! for how can you blatantly deny someone of what they have learned to be true in their own personal experience? how can you question what someone has come to find as the answers in their lives?

and as far as tattoos? i love tattoos. any and all tattoos. ugly, hilarious, beautiful, cheesy, cliche, all of it. because it tells a story. for all of you who love to judge and criticize the artwork that people carry on their bodies, i invite you to learn about the history of tattoos. you might come to understand the value of the tattoo as a ritual, significant to the person bearing it and important to that person alone. you might realize that the tattoo itself is merely a symbol, signifying the courage, strength, triumph, and personal sacrifice awarded to the person wearing it.
the next time you see a tattoo on someone that you don't "agree" with, why don't you sit down and ask them to tell you about it. i'm sure no matter what it was before, you'll walk away with a deep sense of appreciation and "approval" of that person and his/her story.

Tue Oct 20, 04:16:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones