Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

Starting Over

A good song is improved when the background layers are stripped away. Full lyrics HERE.

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Anyway

I love that it starts with the word “anyway.”  It gives it a casual, personal feel. via Draw & Wings

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You Can Call It Optimism.

“I would say, that I am applying the ‘butterfly wing’ theory to my everyday life. It’s a kind of moral dictum, moral responsibility to keep in mind that whatever I do this second affects what the next second will be. So I try not to do anything negative, which is my best insurance that the …

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Three Horrible Families

When I worked in the Alzheimer’s Ward, we seldom saw family members. I don’t blame them. It’s hard for a child to visit a parent who doesn’t recognize them. It’s heartbreaking. But there were a few who visited regularly. There was one son who came in every weekend to play chess with his father. Alzheimer’s …

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The two best slang words to come out of the 60s were “drag” and “groovy.” We should use those words more.

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What Yashoda Saw

The story is that Krishna’s mother, Yashoda, looked into His mouth and saw all of creation.  That was a pretty ambitious concept for the artist to attempt!

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Capital H

I had a dream/vision one time that God exhaled and all of humanity came out of His mouth, like telescoping Russian nesting dolls.  Then He inhaled and brought us all back inside. This reminded me of that:  

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I tried to cram her back in my mouth…

The singer refers to herself in the third person, as “Seether,” when she loses control of her temper.  Once you know that, the lyrics fall into place. I can’t really explain my current fascination with 90s alt-rock.  Those weren’t the happiest days of my life.  Nevertheless, here we are. Full lyrics HERE.

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At the Doctor’s Office

I took my Dad to the doctor last week.  While he was back getting his ears cleaned, I overheard some of the other patients checking in. One woman didn’t have any insurance, so they required her to pay up-front. She couldn’t, so they sent her away. Another man came in who was about to lose …

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Well I suppose I’m happy as a clam…

The signature of a Kris Kirstofferson song is really, really long lines. Full lyrics HERE.

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“Stagnation now, stagnation tomorrow, stagnation forever!”

Barack Obama gave a speech recently suggesting that the Democrats were aiming too high. He said they should focus on tiny, incremental, almost unnoticeable change. I hope nobody was listening. The inaction and impotence of his own administration were responsible for the voter apathy that put a game-show host in the White House. If the …

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Language

“What I liked about my drawings (and paintings-on typing paper, wrapping paper, or on old newspapers) was the fact that I was sure that anybody who happened to see them would believe I was crazy. The reason this pleased me is that I knew I wasn’t.  I was especially concerned about noticing carefully people who …

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