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// Thursday, October 27, 2011

Today's Tendril...

Dealing with the complexities and nuances of "life choices" is like being at the center of an angry swarm of bees — the noise is overwhelming and disorienting, and the odds are good (very good) that you'll be stung repeatedly, and without mercy.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today's Tendril...

Q: What is the science of society?

A: Structured civility, until crisis, catastrophe, or imminent threat becomes all consuming. Then, the science of society is that of chaos, barbarism, and human hives.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Monday, October 24, 2011

2 Abstract "Sunset..." Images

"Sunset on All Hallow's Eve"

Sunset on All Hallow's Eve (c) Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com

"Sunset Through the Ruins Near the Bat Cave"

Sunset Through the Ruins Near the Bat Cave (c) Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
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The images (done a year apart) began as photographs of shadows (taken in Autumn), processed with similar techniques (also in Autumn), which explains their visual similarities.

The titles were added last.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Thursday, October 20, 2011

Repine

      It was an unusually warm and dry Fall, and the scarecrow in the cornfield was sweating up a storm.

      "What I wouldn't give for a little rain, or a cool breeze, or even a cold rolling fog," said the scarecrow in a sad, soft voice.

      "My straw is baked and brittle, my colorful patches are cracked and dull, and my hat is covered with stalagmites of crow pooh.

      "Rain, oh, rain, why have you forsaken me? WHY???"

      A heartbeat later, the clear blue sky turned a deep green-gray, angry anvil clouds appeared out of thin air, and a bellowing twister, as black as coal with tendrils of lightning, touched down...right on top of the scarecrow.

      After a few moments of swirling fury, the storm streaked into the horizon, and disappeared.

      As tranquil blue reclaimed the sky, a murder of crows surveyed the cornfield for damage.

      To their surprise, the only damage that could be seen was a small, bare patch of earth where the scarecrow had been staked.

      The End

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

Today's Tendril...

Drowning integrity with one hand and holding a noose with the other.


Alternate Version A
You're drowning integrity with one hand, while reaching for a life preserver with the other.


Alternate Version B
You're so committed to drowning integrity that you don't even know that it's you gasping for air.


 
About

"Drowning integrity" popped into my head one morning and stayed with me for the better part of a day.

Perhaps this is a subconscious response to the news being awash with profit mongers, two-faced politicians, and "debate" segments that are nothing more than inflammatory talking heads.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Scarecrow's Dream (Visual Remix)

A Scarecrow's Dream (Visual Remix) (c) Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
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I was lukewarm about the frame/background in "A Scarecrow's Dream," so I took another pass it.

One cornfield later, and some subtle coloring changes to the central image, and the visual remix was complete.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

Today's Tendril...

A good myth transcends the motives of the myth makers.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

Just for Fun 2

I really enjoy silly jokes, dumb jokes, corny jokes, and kids' jokes, which, collectively, come under the general heading of "bad" jokes.

So, I wasn't surprised to receive a kid-friendly Halloween joke from a family member.

The joke took the form of a question and my response, while good (IMHO), wasn't the actual punch line.

So rather than waste my punch line, I came up with a joke to go with it.

Before I knew it, I had a handful of bad Halloween and Autumn jokes.

And here they are, in all their gory. 8^)

 

Q: What is a demon's favorite dish?
A: Fillet of soul.

 

Q: What do zombies on a diet eat?
A: Vegetarians.

 

A: What is a scarecrow's favorite candy?
Q: Candy corn (of course!)

 

Q: What is a werewolf's favorite dessert?
A: Moon pie!

 

Q: What is a vampire's favorite game?
A: Follow the bleeder.

 

Q: Why do mummies go to psychiatrists?
A: Because they're wound too tight.

 

Q: What do little monsters eat on Halloween?
A: Ghoul-bers

Alternate answers:
  • Boo berries and banana slugs
  • Spider-doodles
  • Bat nuggets
  • Tombstone flavored taffy

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Wednesday, October 05, 2011

// Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Emissary

The Emissary (c) Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
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A feeling, a fleeting moment, and a frame (of mind, spirit, and sight).

This is one of my favorite works.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.