Thursday, April 5, 2012

For a Friend

I hear you say you dread this weekend. It's the same thing all over again, every year for longer than you can remember. I get it, I really do. As much as I could, anyway.

All in one basket.
I want to say I have faith in you without having to pay tithe or get uncircumcised.

But it seems to me you have to face it as a crap-shoot, or it becomes a meaningless charade. So logically there has to be worst-er-case scenario where it's all for nothing.
That, I do believe about everything.

What that entails or how it might change things is something you should ask Augustine or Francis before tomorrow. Not my field, and truly academic to me.

But I will wish you luck, and encourage you to be true to yourself and (just to keep that uncertainty in The Plan) assure you that you are still welcome to hang here, even if you bail.

Don't bear all that for me, man, I don't need the guilt. Do it for whoever or whatever you like, or just don't.

You haven't done anything wrong--go free and live on an island somewhere.

Seriously. I just summarized Genesis to my son this morning while brushing his teeth, and he declared that your Dad was "a real bully". I get that, too.

So I get a parental gold star, and you can bail or not.

See you at Passover, J.


  1. Holy Mary, Mother of GodJuly 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Does Steve Winwood's "While you see a chance, Take It" count as eighty's rock, cos that is what he chose for his exit song.

    That boy!

  2. Frontin' for his peeps. 

    So to speak. That got "Easter" real quick.

  3. Congratulations! There's always a third solution. I forgot to mention that.

    Did you do it in RayBans, dancing to 80's rock? Smiling like a tyrannosaur?

    Anyway, good luck! You've earned a "vacay".

    Gah. Forgive me.

    That's still what you do, right? Or not.

  4. Hey! Jesus added a star to his duck-breast (click on his icon). I bet that's your parental gold star ;-)

  5. This is either the best advice possible, or the worst. 


  6. P.S. Jesus just gave you a shout-out up there. I think you've been blessed, or something.

  7. I'm alive!! I'm alive!!!!!

     Happy Passover!

    I'll see you on the flip side!
    P.S. There's very little internet on deserted islands, so I may not see you again.


    P.P.S. Thanks for the advice, both of you.)

    P.P.P.S. The Devil is NOT coming back. I've succeeded in what my father failed to do!! (Well, justjohn did it, really.)


    I'll miss you!!!!

  8.  No but you know, like Tom Cruise movies, his daddy issues can be easily resolved by simply doing what his father failed to do, winning the girl, and wearing cool sunglasses.

    I mean, duh.

  9. This comment prompted a reply long enough to warrant a post. I'm not a fan of his fans, but he's decent, and the poor guy's worried. 

    Can you blame him?

  10. Cheese and Rice. It took me a few minutes.

    I was playing out scenarios of my head of who it could be and what it all meant...

  11. Perhaps a clue to the eggs can be gleaned from the first season finale of "Game of Thrones"?

  12. My father had eggs like that sitting on our mantle in a glass bowl.  I always assumed he brought them from The Old Country, but how do you smuggle precious eggs through The Underground? Maybe he brought them back from his other travels.  There's a lot I don't know about him, yet I learned so much more than I ever wanted to know. Jesus that was a lifetime ago.