Wednesday, September 14, 2011

l is for list

I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.
Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) novelist, screenwriter, children's & comics writer

wall wednesday continues.....

late monday afternoon i was lumbering about, or maybe i was louping or maybe even leaping, looking for the latest in cleveland wall art and i lit upon a couple well littered bridge supports. list-making is a common human activity - however, it's not a labor usually associated with street artists!

doesn't the list in the top photo look like someone is pondering the meaning of life? the lower list looks like that someone might have thought 'enough with these lofty musings, now i'm going to list my favorite lovely, lusty ladies.'

all this talk about lists reminds me of a ludicrous book that i totally fell in love with a little while back. milk eggs vodka: grocery lists lost and found by bill keaggy - the book is based on keaggy's website www.grocerylists.org

“True, lists are trash,” said Keaggy, who found his first list ten years ago. “But they also reveal clues about who we really are. Plus, it's fun to ridicule the weird things people buy and the fact no one can spell bananas."...“Milk Eggs Vodka” includes lists of the unhealthy, the elderly, the doodler, the health nut and the poor speller. The book also features the world's oldest grocery list, a list of the most commonly misspelled staples, recipes based on found lists and a shoplifting list. (source)




liebstraum (love dream) by franz liszt

4 comments:

California Girl said...

that's a great quote kimy & apropos to what my one son is going through now (thanks to what he wasn't taught in school, including HOW TO STUDY).

asian bridal said...

A fox politely sat on the insane printer.

Daisy said...

Makes me take a second look at my own shopping list!

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