From the Ridiculous to the Sublime……

(IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MY TRUMP SPEECH, PLEASE SEE A COUPLE POSTS BELOW THIS ONE, THANKS)

NOW for “From the Ridiculous to the Sublime!:

https://www.yahoo.com/style/this-might-be-the-most-eccentric-way-to-accentuate-a-baby-bump-on-the-red-carpet-003120442.html

Other than that, I have nothing to say but I’d sure like to hear what you’d like to say.   

And then, there are stories like THIS, which cheered me up in its simple and sweet sentiment…something I felt with my Mr. Z., too.

Compare and contrast the ethos……..the fun never ends, does it.

Z

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20 Responses to From the Ridiculous to the Sublime……

  1. Kid says:

    I think the baby thing is very 2016. I think that stuff should be kept to a personal nature and not shared with the world as such, but given they decided to draw attention to themselves like that, then I’d say they only went half way. She should have been topless.

    On the 2nd part, I was thinking last night actually that there really is a lot to be thankful for, even if it is just the beauty and entertainment value of the planet we live, breathe, eat and play on. All the diversity of life etc. – to keep it brief. As far as a life partner, yes, mine sure provides a lot of value. I wouldn’t trade her for door # 3.

  2. bocopro says:

    For several years it’s been my practice to write a tribute to Milady on her birthday. Some are in verse, and most have fotos or ‘toons integrated to supplement and augment the text. Those would be, of course, much too long to post here. A few have gone to 15 pages or more.

    One, tho, is mercifully brief. I did each stanza on a separate page 5″ X 7″, each in a different color paper sheathed by a plastic foto protector and bound into a booklet. The backside of each page was a snapshot from various moments of our life together over the decades.

    The poem is in unrhymed iambic tetrameter. The font shifts, colors, and other styling touches are lost in the reposting, of course.

    Por la Regina

    Gracias a la Gracia

    There are those special things and times
    Those satisfying sounds and sights
    Which give us pleasure, peace, and joy
    Without the weight of judging thought,
    The gratifying “Aahhhs” of life
    Which make the next tomorrow glad.

    Such things are gifts of providence
    And happen with or without prayer.
    Too few are fully recognized
    And radiate their warmth and charms
    Upon insensate lumps of flesh
    Like flowers blooming in a swamp
    And trod upon by predators.

    Of course some things should not be touched
    But simply loved because they are,
    Like sunsets with no urban blight
    Or snowfields without muddy tracks
    Or children sleeping, tired from play —
    Just simple beauty at its best.

    Some special things need special times:
    Dom Perignon for wedding toasts
    But orange juice for ham and eggs.
    And surfeit only yields contempt,
    So men prefer to hunt with men
    And escort princesses to plays.

    For me those special times occur
    Soon after sunrise certain days
    When Asian beauty, gentle class,
    Serenely plays her Solitaire
    Or teases lovingly her pets
    As I observe, mere steps away.

    A child still lives behind those eyes,
    Beneath that strong maturity,
    That look without a past of sin
    Or selfishness to speak in lines
    Around those lips, those eyes, that brow
    And spoil the springtime of that smile.

    Deep mystery lies in the locks
    That frame her healthy woman’s face.
    A clean and wholesome purity
    Pervades the space she beautifies
    And radiates from deep within
    The total female that she is.

    The best and most successful clans
    Of noble Oriental lines
    Could not together re-create
    A product synthesizing all
    The traits and features she displays
    In one “Hello” or greeting smile.

    And to the ones which did unite
    And culminate in her good self
    I give my thanks for all those smiles
    And special moments she creates
    Which start my days on pleasant notes
    With pleasant thoughts of pleasant things.

    It just can’t be that only I
    Can see her in this special light.
    If so, then I am greatly blessed
    With vision far beyond the norm
    And fortune as the only man
    Whose days improve when she comes home.

  3. Mal says:

    Bocopro, I’ll bet your wife appreciates your poetic talent. I know mine would had I written that for her. But alas, my talent, should I posses such, lies elsewhere and not in prose. 😥
    As to the above picture, the first thing I noticed is she is wearing a bra and not “sans bra” like you say, Z. Flesh colored. You can see the lines of the cups, don’t you think?

  4. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, it’s the article that says she is “sans bra,” I didn’t…she just has a criss/cross pattern of some weird bit of clothing…she’s nude from the waist up. And I don’t think that matters…I find the whole thing disgusting and sad for a decent society.
    Where do your grandkids go from HERE? In 20 years, what then? Just like animals, except not so kind and sweet?…just naked to everything…sex in public?

    Bocopro…very nice…I had a husband who loved me like that and it’s the greatest gift in THE WORLD. But, he’d do much, much shorter little lines that also meant SO MUCH. I just found the RSVP card to our wedding which he’d sent back to me! It said “Busy having dinner with my beautiful fiancee that night…” I framed it.
    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bocopro!

    Kid, it’s SO GOOD to feel that way about our spouses…many don’t have that, and that’s a life pity.
    She was basically topless…..this personal event should make them laughing stocks for what they did, but in our world of “anything goes,” it gets accolades.
    When I was singing , I did “Anything goes” and thought “When Anything goes, EVERYTHING goes”…and I think I’m right 😦

  5. Imp says:

    Who was it that said..”Typical New York values”? Two hipsters from SOHO or TriBeca.

  6. Mal says:

    Oh. I see, Z. As to where we go from here, if history repeats itself, back to modesty! Why? We went from the “no bra” era of the roarin’ ’20s to ankle length skirts and dresses of the ’30’s. We seem to go from one extreme to another.

  7. Mal says:

    Remember the “flappers”? (1920’s).,

  8. Bob says:

    Kid: Door #3 is part of the famous Monty Hall problem. I believe that the advice is to change choices when Monty Hall reveals one of the doors. I am not sure what your wife would say.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/math/precalculus/prob-comb/dependent-events-precalc/v/monty-hall-problem

  9. Bob says:

    I don’t have a problem with the woman baring her baby bump. Of course, I just don’t care. If this starts some fad, then I will be glad to stare at pregnant women’s bare bumps, and perhaps to take pictures of them just to drive them back into respectable clothes. There’s nothing like the stare of a dirty old man to make a woman think about what she’s wearing.

  10. Kid says:

    Bob, Exactly. I initially chose Door # 1. Poor choice, picked Door # 2, Working Well, won’t need Door # 3

  11. Bob says:

    Kid says:
    won’t need Door # 3
    🙂

  12. geeez2014 says:

    I can’t believe anybody would have no problem with young women baring themselves like that, particularly when they’re expecting a baby, what used to be called, funny enough, A “Blessed Event”…not anymore. No dad (they’re not married yet), no reason to think this child will be raised with any morals.
    But, of course, today…who am I to use the term MORALS? Maybe there are no more morals. WOW…

  13. So much to say.
    So little energy.
    I’m more concerned about her marital status (and the baby’s prospects thus) than her baring her belly and some of her boobs.
    Scherie is stay at home due to her health, but I don’t need a letter.
    I have her love.

  14. geeez2014 says:

    I’m amazed how the men here don’t have much problem with a pregnant woman’s unwed father of her baby kissing her naked belly with her breasts practically exposed.
    And, trust me, I am NO prude. This just disgusts me…it’s “LOOK AT MEEEE!” \
    I don’t WANT to look at you! billions of women have been pregnant, this is nothing special …but it is special for YOU and you’re not treating it that way, lady.

    I find this so disgusting I’m stunned at all your responses, totally respect them because I like you all, but sad at the same time. If grown, good Christian men find this fine…..maybe I’m the one..??

  15. geeez2014 says:

    how’s that for a chewing out? !! HAA!!! cxxxxxx

  16. Baysider says:

    The letter is very touching. Makes one wistful for what one missed out on in life. I’m so glad you had that kind of relationship with Mr. Z.

  17. Perhaps I came across from us I don’t find it acceptable, it’s just that I find the story behind it worse than the picture.

  18. My previous comment was spoken in to my phone and I thought I reviewed it thoroughly. But in reading it I don’t even know what “across from us” was supposed to mean.
    Perhaps I came across poorly, I don’t find the picture acceptable.
    I find the danger that baby faces more unacceptable. At least it wasn’t killed in the womb.

  19. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, I get that….thanks for explaining…makes sense

  20. Kid says:

    And my ‘so 2016’ comment applies to celebrities. It’s what they all do now. No talent? Take your clothes off.

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