March 25 ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD [Solemnity] Mass prayers and readings ENTRANCE ANTIPHON The Lord said, as he entered the world: Behold, I come to do your will, O God. [–» Greeting] COLLECT O God, who willed that your Word should take on the reality of human flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, […]
The last piece of mail I got, yesterday, was a package that contained a dark blue men’s dress shirt, and a green polka~dotted tie, both from Paul Frederick. Although I’ve often gotten complains about my being somewhat less than sufficiently conscientious about my appearance, I tend, as a general rule, to dress in as natty and dapper a manner as possible. Lately I’ve been trying to buy as much especially nice clothing as I can. I’ve been buying from brands like Orvis, Banana Republic, Paul Frederick, and Pearlzone, so I absolutely have to make sure I make my purchases only when there’s quite an exceptionally drastic sale.
Considering that I work at a soup kitchen, and don’t often party, I most certainly don’t have very many occasions when bothering to dress exceptionally nicely is unavoidably mandatory. It’s always quite a good idea, though, for someone to make sure, at all times, that he’s available to dress in an appropriate manner for the occasional wedding, funeral, or some other function where appearance makes a difference.
Fortunately I’m quite the ardent conservative, so I most certainly don’t have to be bothered with any irrational fear of wearing leather, wool, or any other product of animals. That’s for the ideologues to have to deal with.
When I add to my fine clothing a good haircut, along with a splash of one of the colognes I’ve been using, I can be assured of making as handsome an appearance as possible.
This is my very first post for Linda G. Hill’s Stream Of Consciousness Saturday
For as long as anyone can remember, I’ve been listening to the music of the 1960’s. The Beatles have been my favorites all throughout my Life, ever since I was little. They have quite a wide Mix of songs to their credit, from the foursome’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’ in 1967 to George Harrison’s ‘Here Comes the Moon’ in 1979.
Unfortunately I’ve never been able to Sing, but I’ve been resigned to that for quite a while by now. I can have quite a sufficiently Swell time listening to all kinds of music. Every once in a while I even Pull something by Sting out of my collection.
I know that music isn’t all that powerful in the way many people think it is, as if it’s a kind of a variation of Alchemy. It should most certainly never be used to invoke some kind of a Spirit in any to~be~taken~seriously kind of way. Metaphorically, though, it may be nice for something like that.
New and recent music has left me with quite an unwelcome Cloudy Chill. That’s one of the many reasons I listen to the old songs.
This weekend’s Sunday Whirl, Wordle #396, asks us to use the words~: mix, life, sing, sting, moon, pull, spirit, chill, swell, pepper, cloudy, alchemy.