Thursday, August 12, 2010

perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926) monk, activist and writer

then again, if you are like me, if you look deeply into the palm you may also simply see your current 'to do' list!

I was going to skip theme thursday this week I'm getting ready to head out of town for a few days and don't have time to develop a proper tt post- for me, this means mining "my archives" for a few suitable and appropriate snaps and pairing them with quotes that embody a little "mouse medicine."

however, I realized I could palm this week's theme off by sharing one of my favorite quotes and a snap of my version of a "palm pilot" - viola, a theme thursday post!

any other palm writers out there?

speaking of palms I'm reminded of a terrific movie we saw a few months ago it's entitled irina palm and stars marianne faithful. if you haven't seen it, I recommend you putting it in your queue - after you watch it let me know what you think - f and I both thought it was wonderfully provocative and quite life affirming - I'd love to hear what you think!


I had a hard time deciding today's theme song - it was between que sera sera and perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

although doris has versions of both songs on youtube, I decided to go with the pussycats

perhaps you can imagine why......



today's post is part of theme thursday - to see other bloggers palming it go here.

18 comments:

tony said...

Thank You Thank You!I am forever writing notes to myself on my hand...people at work Take The Micky out of me.I Am Not Alone!!!!!HAPPY T.T.KIMY.

Austin said...

"My Palm Pilot" I laughed out loud sitting here reading that. Very nice TT

Brian Miller said...

ha. i write on my hand all the time...the first poem i ever wrote for my wife was on her palm...i shoulda done that one today...hmmm...will check out that movie...

Roy said...

Heh, heh! I don't write on my hand, but my wallet and my pockets are always full of little bits of paper with notes on them.

Have fun on your trip!

Meri said...

You crack me up! I used to make lists of grocery items, but I'd always lose them or forget them. Your "palm pilot" would always be close at hand. (Sorry).

AngelMay said...

Hmmmm.... you are obviously right-handed!

Alan Burnett said...

"my version of a "palm pilot"
Love that.
But I must ask, what is your version of an eye phone!

swputh said...

That reminds me of the "to write" list i carried for my internal exam;)

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

I always write on my hand. *smiles* Happy TT!

Theme Thursday: Palm

Roy said...

You know, I thought that song sounded vaguely familiar. They've watered it down a lot and translated it to English, but after a second listening I figured out that this was "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás", by Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés. I heard it done by Celia Cruz years ago, and then later by the Buena Vista Social Club gang. Check out a live performance here featuring Omara Potuondo and Ibrahim Ferrer on vocals and Rubén Gonzales on piano. The sad part about that is that all three, and in fact most of the musicians involved in the original Ry Cooder BVSL project, are long gone. And that's definitely a loss.

Daisy said...

Genes are such marvelous things! When I saw my cousins after decades of non-contact, the first thing one of them said was: "LOOK! She has her mother's hands!"

And whoever thought up thumbs, was on a roll!

TechnoBabe said...

I don't write on my hand but I have lists on post it notes everywhere.

Baino said...

Aww I chickened out this week but you managed to pull it together with your usual aplomb! Have a good trip.

Betty said...

Love that song. I think writing lists on my hand would be a big improvement on my current method, which is to scribble on a scrap of paper and promptly lose it!
Happy TT

lettuce said...

does that say "mouse cage"?

i sometimes write reminders on the back of my hand

Megan said...

Ha! Nice one, Kim.

K. said...

Check out Lila Downs' bilingual version of Perhapas. Desi Arnaz recorded it in the late 40s!

The British situation comedy Coupling -- a witty version of Friends -- used "Perhaps" as its theme song.

Steve Reed said...

I have a friend who's taken his version of a "Palm Pilot" to a whole new level! (Put the URL together for it to work properly.)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikburke/
sets/72157601762431785/