Ten paces south from the gargoyle….


The visit with my grandson yesterday went superbly, including the impromptu baseball game, which I managed without injury. It did, however, reinforce to me the sixty years between our ages, as I came home & collapsed, taking two naps, and falling out so early, no Pearl for today was even considered. Hence, a re-blog, to get us to tomorrow with some dignity. Well, as much as ever happens here. Enjoy, & I’ll see y’all tomorrow….

gigoid, the fatigued


I was warned, but I didn’t listen. Of course, I never believed it could actually happen, not to me….. Like every other fool in history, the admonition of my peers was lost on me, filled as I was to the brim with confidence, and pride in my skill. And, like every other fool in history, I failed, badly….. What is it about wet paint that makes men want to touch it, to find out if it is actually wet? What is it about a “Keep off the Grass” sign that makes our toes itch for the feel of the lawn? Why does a door that says, “No Admittance” make us want to see what is behind it?….. SIGH….. We’re all a bunch of little kids at heart, aren’t we?…. Just trying to find out what the world is made of, and getting told to watch our step…..

Hmm…. I’m…

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14 thoughts on “Ten paces south from the gargoyle….

    • Thanks, bro; I intend to do just that. As for ‘old’, it does suck, but, I guess I wouldn’t trade it for what I now know. I just wish baseball, & games in general weren’t so tough now…. I was an athlete/warrior & miss the exercise…



  1. “The superstition in which we grew up,
    Though we may recognize it, does not lose
    Its power over us–Not all are free
    Who make mock of their chains”
    -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Nathan the Wise, 1779

  2. Grin…..
    Is it the Old Testament?
    “The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved”

    • Well, the part about the rib being used is there, but, not the rest. That is from, I think, some modern pop-culture pastor, whose name escapes me. I like the idea, a little, as it softens the inherent sexism in belieiving in a male god. It’s still sexist, though, at the core, for it assumes women NEED to be protected, and are only valued for their love. Not enough in my book.


      • Hahaha…
        Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714) was a Nonconformist minister and author, born in Wales, United Kingdom but spending much of his life in England.
        Not all women have my physical strength……grin
        ‘sides I might meet a gorilla on the way home…and use you as canon fodder”

        • LOL… feel free…

          Ah, gorillas are no problem; they’re vegetarians. Or, if you mean a human gorilla, that type is generally easily distracted by shiny objects…I eat them for breakfast…

          I was right about the pop-culture pastor part, even if I had the century wrong….



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