Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Here is a memorable, if not too recent, interaction at a local Subway restaurant. Honestly, I am becoming much more intrigued and fascinated by everyday encounters. I suppose my recent experiences with uncertain futures  have made me more appreciative of the silliness and wonder of mundane life. Whatever the reasons, here is a great little vignette.....

This gal walks in to the Subway restaurant (it's about a block from my house) and heads directly to the counter. She gazes up at the menu board and, in a loud and definite voice, gives her order: "I 'll have three six inch spicy Italians".
I am standing right behind her and I can see the face of the woman who is taking her order. I cannot help it.... I give a wide-eyed look of amazement and surprise and I have to say.... "wow.... I had no idea a person could get something like that at Subway."
The gal giving the order is not fazed in the least, and I expect that she did not pick up my pithy double entendre (ahem). But the woman taking her order, someone closer to my age and clearly more appreciative of my humour, gave a little snort and then got herself under control, and got those spicy Italians ready to go. It was a moment. What can I say.
Maybe you had to be there.
I 'm glad I was!!
Hee hee.


  1. One woman's fantasy is another woman's hero, as it were. Sorry, best I could come up with ;)

    It's called, getting into the Zen of the moment, methinks.

    Good to see you posting, my dear.

  2. oo matron! seems we've wandered into 'carry on' territory :)

  3. Where the hell else would you find a 6" Italian. usually they are about 4"

  4. WM-- I knew I could count on you to bring the brutal honesty. Tell it, Man. ha ha. thanks for the visit and the oh so deadly comment
    Jadedj- thanks for the visit and the sweet sentiment. Methinks I like the Zen moments.... :)
    Garth-totally perfect.... carry on territory indeed. nice to see you. thanks for the visit.

  5. It's those little things that really make life enjoyable. I have always envied people who can get excited about little things. I used to think those emotions were limited to girls and gays but as I grow older I find that, I too, have figured it out.

  6. Well....what did YOU order, Harlequin? :-)
    Loved the comments from the peanut galllery!

  7. Mr.C. thanks for this nice comment. I have always been attuned to everyday life, but I am even more so, now. Age and stage of life is funny that way, to be sure. cheers !!
    Intelliwench-- the peanut gallery is wonderful!! what did I order.... hmmm, as you can imagine, I was so caught up in the drama of the moment that I likely fell back on my stand by.... BLT mixed up with something else that works with it. And what doesn't?? thanks for the visit!! cheers