Monday, February 4, 2013

Couples


The tractor and I spent the weekend together. Working on our relationship. I can see where this is going -- I talk, he shuts down.

We tried sharing some activities, walking, mainly. I can push all his buttons, yet still can't see the big picture.

Because why? Because, on top of all his other demands, this spoiled baby has a lens cap. Ooooh, I can't get an image until you take my cap off. Ooooh, brrr, we're finished, you need to put my cap on again. Off, on; off, on. Holy mother of god, what fresh hell is this?

So let's take a seat and listen to some music, shall we? I cued this up once, in a different relationship, during a romantic moment.

He said, "That's beautiful."

And I said, "Really?"

And he said, "I recognize this; it's one of my favorites."

And I said, "Lakme?"

And he said, "Like you? I love you. And I love this music. It's from one of the best Lexus commercials ever. Play it again."

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who believe it's all about the journey, and those who believe it's all about the destination. I say, any road is the perfect road if it takes you where you want to go.


25 comments:

  1. You and your new albatross are doing fine. That's a nice picture. More than nice. It's evocative.

    I do know what you mean about the weight around the neck.

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  2. Hahaha! Too funny. At least the man remembered the commercial ;) I take it that was the last date you had with him?

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  3. I recognize that tune. I really can't count the number of classical melodies that I will always associate with Saturday morning cartoons. I just can't take them seriously, my mind's eye keeps seeing various characters and animals in various states of hyperactivity.

    Lovely photo at the top, I tried to imagine who might be found sitting there, listening to the Flower Duet, waving a fan and dressed in batiste and lace...

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  4. Patience . . . patience . . . the tractor can be demanding, but put a lens-cap leash on him, and he'll be fine.

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  5. The Flower Duet will forever be associated with British Airways. A very successful advertising tune. Lens caps are soo annoying. But your photo's quite the work of art.

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  6. 1. I like the photo. We can't have enough empty chairs . . .

    2. Can it be true that you're even more un-mechanical than I am?

    3. I thought it was only fat ladies who did such singing.

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  7. Georgia, truth in advertising, no. What can I say? He had good taste in commercials.

    Paula, I shot the Wabbit, I shot the Wabbit..

    John, you're right. All he needs is training.

    Bellis, there was a time in the 90s when the Flower Song was selling everything from butter to shampoo to international travel.

    Banjo, maybe you and I should start an empty chair meme.

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  8. A very pretty picture. I've missed your wit.

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  9. I like you, too.
    GG

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  10. Beautiful the flower dueto. So romantic the picture.

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  11. You've got me thinking again...

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  12. My father was all about following the yellow line and seeing where it goes. Me, I found the perfect destination. And I hope you and the new beastie are communicating perfectly soon, with the help of a lens cap leash (which they probably have at Amazon; after all, Jeff Bezos has everything else). Beautiful photo; I need me some photoshop to make my pictures more interesting like that.

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  13. I had always thought that the destination was the thing, but now, 3/4 of a century on the way, always savoring and absorbing what I could, I think that the road itself is my destination. And since I had cataract surgery 24+ hours ago, I have just realized that I have been looking at the world through dim gold-colored glasses for who knows how long. My destination just got brighter and fuller! Now all I need is another camera, though not a tractor.

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  14. Ah yes, the lens cap. Another reason to go small.

    Beautiful music - for a second there, I thought someone had recorded me in the shower.

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  15. Yes, the lens cap thing can get annoying if you don't have a leash.

    But you and the tractor created a beautiful photo together -- a new duet.

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  16. I rarely bothered with the lens cap with my old "tractor"...now with the new lenses...I'm a faithful lens cap user...it's not so bad...and they so like being taken care of!!!

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  17. Bayside, you've been missed!
    Sonia, hope that tune hasn't been used to push laundry detergent in your neck of the woods.
    Kenny Mac, about lens caps?
    Marjie, I really like hearing your stories about the early years, how you took a tough upbringing to figure out what would make you happy. Oh, and try Picasa.
    Carolynn, I know what you mean. How can I sound so good in there and nowhere else?
    Ms M, I leaned a little too heavily on the Picasa.
    Chieftess, I'm not one who likes taking care of things.

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  18. Lakeme - like you - love you - Lexus

    thats pretty funny

    Water comes to mind for me. Less spring and more like Monet's Water Lilly paintings. Those large canvases he painted from his garden - towards the end of his life

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  19. Oh my. Too funny. Be grateful for the positive qualities. All of us spend too much time on those negatives--

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  20. PS: I've already sworn to come back in a future life as an opera singer.
    Like Dudley Moore's "Bewitched" I'm sure there's some downside to this arrangement--

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  21. Love this photo. Once you and the albatross inevitably part ways (at least on a daily basis), you should keep him around for an occassional romp. (I once sang the Flower Duet - well, one half at least... It was a moment that transported me. Now, apparently, I can be transported in a Lexus, for the same thrill.)

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  22. I'm not sure when it was written, PA, but definitely impressionistic.

    Des, BeDAZZLED. Great movie. Remember the nuns?

    Adele, you can this?

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  23. After watching Bugs Bunny conduct the London Philharmonic, I really want to watch the Little Rascals in the Nutcracker scene but sadly it's not available.

    I hope you and the tractor are having a wonderful weekend together.

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  24. A beautiful and dreamy photo!
    I'm still dragging a tractor around with me...

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  25. This afternoon when I heard the Flower Duet, I realized with a laugh that from now on I'll associate it with the clueless Mr. Lexus.

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