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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Is niceness nice?



Is niceness actually nice?
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There is something vicious about niceness
                                 because it covers up
                                                                   meaness,
                                                                     harshness
                                                                       abuse
                                                                         violence.

Cultivate honesty, not niceness,
    and you will be nice.

Dare to be brave.
Dare to be disappointed aloud.
Dare to be angry.


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SO YOU WON!  (the vote....the amendment finalized in 1919 )

OK!!

We will give you MOTHER'S DAY!  ~   That'll teach you!
 Mother's Day: a proclamation in 1914 while women were in the streets, winning the vote.

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MOTHER'S DAY!
The final blow to women.

Oh.
Mother's Day is 100% good for you, you say?
You are special indeed.
Put your glasses on
and look around at other women:
 the barren,
   the extremely fertile,
    the mothers who jumped the tracks and fled,
     the mothers without support,
      the crushed mother who gets praise and honor from two of her three children,
       the mother in the looney bin,
        the  lonely mother in the rest home,
          the mother bent over in the cemetery at the grave of her child.

Just saying.
I realize it was a woman who  advocated Mother's Day,
but then women put the screws to women over and over, so please excuse me for not being impressed.

Equality will not be complete until Mother's Day is abolished.

Fathers do not suffer on Father's Day.  Nor should they.  Father's Day is no big deal.  Absolutely no big deal and dad's couldn't care less about it.

But Mother's Day is back-loaded with hype and obligation.  Advertising, hype, and duty.  Guilt and pressure.
Just saying.


Riverwatch










Saturday, April 1, 2017

Intergeneration Understanding



Playing Magic cards with my 16 year old grandson, I am flustered at all the many curves and rules of the game!
So of course, I ask again for an explanation.

My teenage grandson looks at me.
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"Grandma," he says slowly and evenly.
"I want to say this in the nicest possible way.              
You are old."
................long pause as he waits for this to sink in....

"and when people get old, things start to go."
....................long pause while he waits for this to sink in....

"And I notice that the first thing to go for you, is your hearing."



OMG.  I am scrambling to think of a witty retort.

...................long pause as he looks at me level, eye to eye to see if I heard.................

"but it won't be the last thing to go."




Well, I love him.
And he did say it in the nicest possible way.

Catch the curve,
Riverwatch

I am glad you had time to stop by.
And I want to say this, in the nicest possible way:
you must have been hard up for entertainment to visit this blog!