Duality is everywhere. Everything in life has a flip-side. Even flip-flops. (You know, thong sandals.)
They're called "trip-kills." They have a wonderful tendency of dangling off the toe at just the right angle to catch your next step and send you into a drunken stumble when your blood alcohol level is flat-lined. Or, the thong even occasionally likes to cling between your toes when you're trying to quickly doff them, triggering that awkward lean as you take your next step like the be-flip-flipped foot is loosely glued to the ground. And a dark pair with their low-profile can be a curse inducing hazard to the unwary pedestrian trying to navigate a dim hallway. Good times!
Yes, indeedy! Flip-flops aren't flip-flops at all, betimes. They have that dual nature as trip-kills, also. Don't forget it.
Besides trip-kills, might there be other articles of clothing or household items that often fail to conceal their dual identity? Don't keep it a secret. Out the offending inanimate object and let's all be safer for it.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
|"Earlier today, an angel was sighted near the Sacramento River in Rio Vista."|
|"Reports claim she paused briefly to take a few pictures for a local admirer."|
|"She wasn't content to simply pose for a photo shoot, however."|
|"She also had plans to take a few pictures of her own for the occasion."|
|"Her local admirer also made an appearance."|
|"What better way to spend a day after a year apart than a poolside frolic."|
|"Though one should never forget to stretch."|
|"So, shall we get in?"|
Despite all my earlier misgivings about the visa process and how long it took, I've never achieved anything more special in my life than bringing my Yumeko [yoo-may-ko] into it. Not graduating from college. Not going to Japan. What a sweet victory to have struggled together by our own devices and to have successfully navigated the rough waters of immigration! (Without a lawyer, no less!) We deserve a medal. Huzzah!
To all those who struggle for what they need/want/lack—from military veterans to those seeking citizenship to couples starting a family, et al.—good things come! May it all be yours in due time.