"This is the day the LORD has made"
That's a very popular, often quoted verse from The Bible.
I don't like it. Never have. And I don't really know why. I think it sounds too... I dunno... childish. It's like something you might find in some book of 'Sing-Along Bible Tunes For Kiddies' or sumpin'.
Here's sumpin' from The Bible that I has always enjoyed more...
“Your hair is like a flock of goats going down from Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of sheep which have come up from the washing...Your neck is like an ivory tower...Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus.
"How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, with your delights! This stature of yours is like a palm tree, and your breasts like its clusters. I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches."
Not only do I appreciate the poetry of those words, but they has served me well in picking up womens in many bars, saloons, and gin joints. Ya just gotta know how to lay it on them
Anyway, I wanna respond to a couple of recent comments and share a special song with y'all, so... keep readin', alright?...
Ha! Thanks, GEM JULIE! I'm sorry to report that after my eighth birthday, it was all downhill in the 'Looks Department'. But I made up for it by finding a buried... sense o' humor.
Julie, drinking is NUTTIN' to kid about, my friend! ...But I don't even recall ever mentioning drinking. Are you sure it was me?
Oh, I may have mentioned Mammoth Brewing Company's beer 'IPA 395' once (brewed with hops, malt, sage, and juniper berries)...
...but I don't remember saying much (if anything) about drinking.
I'm gonna be honest right now and clear up any misconceptions about me that may be floating around out there in the Blogosphere:
Despite all the "jocularity! jocularity!" I really DO NOT encourage, recommend or even condone the consuming of alcoholic beverages at all. Not AT ALL! I mean, I do imbibe huge quantities of booze, hooch, rotgut, "The Evidence", "The Recipe", and "Rub-Of-The-Brush" daily, but... I don't encourage, recommend or condone it.
While I drink my third cup of "dirty water" this morning (it's not really "coffee" until you add the whiskey), I wanna close this blog bit with a song that I feel especially close to this morning.
Some decades ago, I was riding my bike one cold morning on the beach bike path between Venice Beach and Marina del Rey. I was bundled up in a heavy sweatshirt and sweatpants and listening to Van Morrison's album 'Moondance' on my Walkman. Suddenly the song 'BRAND NEW DAY' came on and I was so inspired by it that I parked my bike, took off my Walkman, and ran into the surf fully clothed, tennis shoes and ever'thin'. (Yes, I was sober at the time.)
In a way, I sorta baptized myself in the Pacific Ocean.
This morning, I was listening to that same song and felt the inspiration yet again. There's no ocean at this
'BRAND NEW DAY' by Van Morrison:
~ Stephen T. McCarthy