Thanks to innovation and improvement, we can be entertained any time, day or night, by syndicated crap in multiple languages. As long as we have cable or satellite service  we can get the Yankees vs. Red Sox with commentary in Española. Perfección! Home Depot doesn’t have to miss a single bilingual looking to upgrade their life with new appliances.

Channel surfing isn’t something I do. I prefer to record programs that are worth watching so I can skip the latest styles, whiter smiles, smoky eyes and airbrushed thighs. When I need a little mindless distraction, I might watch a movie I’ve seen a million times. One that perfectly illustrates that our time is too precious to waste and that just as we need to be individuals, we also need each other. One that makes me want to believe in love that transcends tradition and ritual, yet reminds me to recognize their importance.

I also like to listen to music of a bygone era, like the jazzy Glenn Miller Orchestra. I have no first hand knowledge of the depression or what it was like to stand in line for rationed staples such as coffee and sugar. So, I can fully enjoy the sounds of that simpler time in ignorant bliss. Back then, simple pleasures weren’t taken for granted. Sure, there was a war going on and big changes were in store, but that wave wouldn’t crest until the turn of the century. Life was good. Men were men and the little woman had dinner on the table at six. Oh, the good old days.

String of Pearls

5 thoughts on “Crashing Symbolism – Catch The Wave

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the song and this post! Not so much little women having dinner on the table at six though. 😀

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Brigitte, yeah I forgot to put the sarcasm punctuation around the “little woman” remark. I do not like that attitude of “don’t worry your pretty little head about it.” When my husband really wants to aggravate me, that’s what he says. MEN! : ) Those are the days he has to get his own dinner.

  2. Impower You says:

    The other night I watched a show online trying to get to sleep. It was sort of funny, and had good music, so I watched another episode and then the music was good, but the plot was boring. There is a reason I stopped watching TV. It doesn’t entertain me any more.
    It is nice having the option to be entertained anytime I want. When I was younger that sounded like heaven. I was always glued to a TV show or lost in a book. These days TV has lost it’s luster and most movies as well. Books are the one lasting love of mine. Today the expression “TV will rot your brain” seems amazingly true.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Hey Leah, I know what you mean. : )

Comments are closed.

Choctaw Nation

EDU 497.04


What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

A Year of Living Kindly

adventures in trying to live a life of kindness

church ov solitude

We are all just babes in the woods.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Editor at Longreads. Automattician since 2012. Californian since 1979. Junglist for life.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

Mark My Words


fabricating fiction

Louise Jensen - Writer -

Granola Shotgun

Stories About Urbanism, Adaptation, and Resilience

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side


All the Blogging That's Fit To Print

Amanda Mininger

Writer | Author

The Brown Road Chronicles

Stories about country living, old houses, dirt roads, fresh air and other amusing (and possibly even inspirational) anecdotes!

What's So Funny?

Russell Gayer, author speaker

Elan Mudrow



Straight up with a twist– Because life is too short to be subtle!

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through photography and words


Just another site

Midlife Crisis Crossover!

Viewing the non-geek world through geek lenses. And sometimes vice versa.

She's A Maineiac

just another plaid-wearin' java-sippin' girl


Writing for my life


Wrought words and images


Smart and surprising

Geometry & Silence

Photography by Quintin Lake


Stories, poems, photos and bumbles for the soul

QBG_Tilted Tiara

Philosophically Speaking the World in Motion

Georgette Sullins's Blog

My view of the cow parade

Meeka's Mind

the passions of a science fiction writer

rona black photography

occasional visual essays

Michael Lewis Glover | Fine Art Photography

Architectural, HDR, Nature, & Landscape Photography

the eff stop

Adventures of a shutterbug

S.W. Lothian - Author

Amazing YA Thrillers and Irresistible MG Time Travel

The Blue Page Special

Savoring books and food

%d bloggers like this: