Sunday, September 04, 2005

Humor and Honesty

In my humor and conversation
I point out my vulnerabilies.
“Look here. Yes, and there.”

Some people use that against me.
They won't stop my laughing

Let them have their armor and ammunition.
I’ll stay with my humor and honesty.

Either way we all suffer slings and arrows.

The lighter I travel, the smaller target I'll be.
—me strauss Letting me be


Ned said...

"Know thyself".

Or as Popeye said "I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam".

Popeye was a very philosophical guy.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Ned,
Indeed Popeye was a very philosphical guy! How he got mixed up with the rest is a philosphical question in and of itself.

melly said...

Only too true...

I feel that way each time I'm at a serious business meeting.
At work in general I think that people show less and less of themselves, trying to keep appearances and ward off slings and arrows.

ME Strauss said...

Hey Melly,
It's nice that folks like you seem to understand what I say. I like have people like you around me.

Yeah, I've given up on trying to figure out how that works and I'm sorry I ever thought I was smart enough to get it in the first place.

Some things in life just aren't for me.


Memphis Saltos said...

Tee Hee.

Reminds we of this quote:

When humor goes, therer goes civilization - Erma Bombeck.

ME Strauss said...

Erma Bombeck!
Thank you for reminding me!

Oliviah said...

"The lighter I travel, the smaller target I'll be."

I really liked that.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, Oliviah,
It took me a while to make sense of the world. But I like it too.

melly said...

Well Liz, you know what they say about great minds and all ...

ME Strauss said...

Yeah Melly,
I do.
You are one of the most intelligent people I know.

So what are you doing thinking like me? :)

melly said...

Can't talk, busy swelling up...

That means you should too :)

Okay, going to read your other post. See you there.

ME Strauss said...

You're a good 'un, Melly.

Mark said...

Living so open
bares me and strips me naked
of pretense. I am.

ME Strauss said...

How lovely. How writerly.
So few words spent so well.
Telling so much so beautifully.
Making your thoughts poetry.
It is. You are.