Friday, February 24, 2012

Parenthood, Personhood

This is one of those days...
Haven't had one of these days in quite some time. Gray as the gunmetal sky, have to put one foot in front of the other, do and do and do until it's done. That's all there is to it.
I've already given the hens fresh straw in their nests and let them out although that damn hawk has been perching around the hen house and I've probably let them out to their deaths.
I'll feel bad if that happens but it makes me feel awful to keep those birds penned up when they want so desperately to be out.
I don't know what that hawk is thinking. There are fifty birds next door, open and available to all sky-entrance. Including small chickens. More easily lifted ones. Plus, there are squirrels running around everywhere. Why would the hawk want one of my few fat hens?
I don't know.

Listen: Most of life doesn't make sense about 99% of the time.
As far as I can tell.

Which is probably why we have religion. To try and explain that 99% of the time that nothing makes sense using the 1% of the time that it does in order to back up the theories.
And that makes no more sense than anything, what I just said there.

I better get to it. Lines to study, things to purchase, a grandson to tend, a performance to get ready for. Things to worry endlessly and fruitlessly about. You know.

But here- here's this- one of my favorite parts of one of my favorite movies. They got this shit RIGHT. And I'm not posting this in response to any fathers I am thinking of at this particular moment. It's just a little Zen Moment of Truth. As far as I can see.

Happy Friday, y'all.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Ms. Moon, I love you girl. I am completely and totally addicted to your words. You say all the shit that I have swirling around in my head but am too messed up right now to be able to put down in a way anyone can understand wtf I'm saying.

    You are the shit, girl.

    Love the new specs, you're gonna rock them.

    Now, where is that red lipstick I just had in hand a moment ago......

  2. Happy Friday to you Mrs. Moon.
    Keep us posted on the hens. Hawks are so beautiful, but...I still don't want that interloper to cause any harm to your feathered friends.

  3. Let's hope that hawk just isn't hungry.

    Nothing really does make sense does it?

  4. I love that movie. And I love that scene.

    And I sure love you!

  5. Ohh, "that Todd" sure has a little insight there doesn't he? It doesn't take much though when it's just something you live everyday. And I happen to think that both he and Julie's hair both look really cool.
    Love, daddyb

  6. Happy Friday Ms. Moon and I hope the day has gotten a little better. I love this movie and this is one of my favorite scenes. When I first saw this film the lines about any butt-reaming asshole being a father really resonated with me. Maybe because my biological dad was one. Hope you have a good weekend.

  7. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know what that movie is, but Dianne Wiest is so young! When I clicked on the site, it took me to a Universal site and I couldn't find it!

  8. Elizabeth- The movie is Parenthood and if you haven't seen it, well, you should.

  9. It's a wonderful movie. I miss young Keanu Reeves!

  10. That hawk needs to move on and leave your chickens alone. Nature is harsh though. And the raptors don't scare easily.

    Hope that you are having great weather today. It was hot and muggy here as well.

  11. That scene always makes me cry. I hadn't seen it in awhile, and now you (and tearful) have made me want to watch the movie Parenthood again.


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