I first noticed it in my head. The languid drawl as I searched for the right word to match the actions of a selfish queue jumper, just as I was about to touch down my oyster card behind him. “You Cu…..” For the word, a supposed, horrid word is one I use – a lot. One I use far more when I am in London. One I use far more in my less-than-regal, North London tone. I had only been back 20 minutes and there, in my head, it was if I had never left. I smiled inanely as he brushed past me. No thoughts, other than to silently swear. It’s amazing how, even in my head, I can pick out the change in my
I started to write. And then I paused. I paused for a moment to reflect. To decide whether to carry on with the post I had in mind, or to mentally, and electronically, screw it up and throw it in the Recycle Bin on my desktop. I wanted to rant. To distance myself from the hurtful comments made by someone who once shared the same faith as me. I say once, as I have no belief in a faith system that alienates others because of their personal, emotional choices. To claim that the simple act of falling in love can be “harmful to the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing” of those involved – just because they choose to lie down with someone of the same
What’s in a word? Not just any word. I’m thinking of those descriptive words that are used to lure us in to parting with our money where consumer goods – in the main, food or drink, are concerned. You know the ones – they scream out of windows and sandwich boards – like beacons of assurance that their product is better than the ones sold next door. Homemade Artisanal Gourmet Craft The problem with such words is that they are subjective and rarely quantifiable. One cook’s homemade is another’s production line filling, stuffed in to a pre-made casing on site where no one lives. Usually it means that someone has had to use a peeler, a knife, even an oven – above a microwave. Though
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Quick pop quiz time – where does that line appear in the bible? No checking through google. Come on class. Hurry up. Yes you, Fetherstonhaugh. Come on, boy. Speak up. Yes, that’s right. Matthew 4:19. I don’t expect many to get that. Nor to know that it is from the King James Bible. The reason I’ve put it at the top of this post is to highlight a reason why someone may choose to follow another. To decide that what that person is saying, is worth paying attention to. I must inform the reader that the idea of this post was formulated, as most are, under the influence of alcohol.