Saturday, June 12, 2010

Drink Your Way To Health



Happy birthday to my dear Miss R, Robin of the beautiful red hair and lovely pictures and beautiful poetry. I will post a picture of us together soon and of my great present from her, the stuffed ulcer doll.

Not until we get a break in routine do we recognize its significance. After spending most of the spring studying plot, I've been trying to define it for myself and what I know is the following -- plot is the device that both breaks a system and exposes it. All of life is an evolving ecosystem. That's why say the Tipper and Al divorce seems so shocking -- a forty year ecosystem seems like something that will last forever. And while some marriages and friendships and family bonds do last, they are forever changing lest they stagnate and die.

I don't like change and often make the same joke Woody Allen does-- Change equals death. But the fact is that it's necessary and hopeful for how can we see and appreciate anything without it? Nostalgia, that pain from an old wound, gives way to joy. We know what we have had and what we have. As the old proverb says, We love the earth, but we cannot stay.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Drink your way to health." Crazy Water slogan in the 20s

Cocktail Hour
Mojito making secret -- mortar and pestle for the mint.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Saturday!

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I've been feeling nostalgic lately. I'd forgotten what a sad emotion it is. At least to me.

Lana Gramlich said...

I've had so much change in my life it's almost like second nature, but as I grow older I understand more & more how people get resistant to it.
The new template rocks, btw!

Jason said...

I was pretty shocked on the Tipper and Al thing too. At forty years, is there a point to divorce? On the flip side, how long did they live unhappily with each other? How long did they go before deciding it was all enough?

Anonymous said...

i like your new style blog but miss the date.


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jodi said...

Bells, it is so very true. While in Costa Rica, I had the BEST Mojitos and they always used the mortar and pestle. Simply a must for the most tasty mint! The older I get, the more I hate change. xo

R's Musings said...

Hey Miss M.... just catching up on your blog. :)

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, and lovely thoughts! That ulcer doll was certainly one of the more unique gifts I've given!

My latest fortune cookie: "Welcome the change coming soon into your life." Hopefully change does not equal death, at least not without rebirth. I want to stick around for awhile. :)

Miss you! Let's get together soon! xoxo

~R