Friday, November 24, 2006

Tim Gunn Sighting in Bethany Beach, DE!!!!

No kidding, there I was at the Happy Harry's in Bethany Beach, DE minding my own business shopping for skittles flavoured lip smackers, Herbal Essence glitter spray hair gel, a nail buffer and a tacky fabulous snow blowing snowman display (I am OBVIOUSLY a classy style maven, huh?!) ....when low and behold my eye spies a slim black clad dapper figure one aisle over, right between the scented candle display and the photo counter..I turn slowly, and in gleeful incredulity, I see the handsome visage of that all familiar slicked back silver coif and that handsome face..a black leather coat, ubiquitous black turtleneck topping slim black pants and to my eye, hand-sewn black leather Italian shoes..my face flushes and I exhale a delighted and awed ..Tim!.. then I cover my mouth with one hand, geisha style, eyes dancing as he turns..he smiles ruefully, charmingly, and reaches out to shake my hand saying, ..hello, I thought I heard my name.... I can only stammer an inane ..Enjoy the lovely weather!..(for though we had torrential rain and wind for Wednesday and Thanksgiving day, today is brilliant! Sunny and 60 degrees)..not wanting to be a typical sycophant and ask for an autograph or gush on about how much I LOVE him (though I DO!) or spout my favorite ..Tim-isms.. ..Make it Work,.. ..Carry on!.. and ..Gather Round!.. I just smiled impishly (or maybe it was more simperingly! Eck!) and turned away..scurried into the next Christmas decoration aisle..and jumped up and down with a silent ..YeS, Yes, YES!.. I motioned to the the cashier who beckoned me to her empty register and hissed in sotto voice ..Tim Gunn from Project Runway is in this store!.. she looked at me quizzically and I supplied .. you know, the fashion design show on Bravo with Heidi Klum. Aufedersein?....she shook head in negative and said .."if its not on Disney, I don't watch it".. immediately I felt a quick rush of sympathy and thank Goddess i'm so happily Child-free!

Monday, November 20, 2006

the greenman: lover, father, husband



i have always had an affinity for the greenman...
an almost spiritual bond with him since i was a small
girl and learned of him from my welsh great gran mum and
my adoration has not abated with my eventual maturation,
if anything
it has grown....
and deepened

i consider myself a Christian pagan...as if i am one of those
who converted early on but still clings to the "old ways" knowing
deep in her heart that they are not mutually exclusive...

....the english music group..(who i also adore)
XTC says it so well in their song Greenman:

and one of the lines there that speak to me is:
"
See the Greenman blow his kiss from high church wall
An unknowing church will amplify his call"







Ooooo...other lines from that song that resonate with me...
even somewhat erotically...

And you know for a million years he has been your lover
He'll be a million more
And you know for a million years he has been your lover
Down through the skin to the core
Heed the Greenman
Heed the Greenman

And you know for a million years he has been your father
He'll be a million more
And you know for a million years he has been your father
Run to his arms at the door

Please to bend down for the one called the Greenman
He wants to make you his bride
Please to bend down for the one called the Greenman
Forever to him you're tied
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so the greenman in essence is both father, lover, husband
the incestuous eroticism about that intrigues me on...
strange, yes....but he's abstract
i also think of it as the father, son and holy ghost...
hmmmm how odd that the duality and the tryptych
in a lot of the old gods were also echoed in Christianity
for full lyrics and more info check out the XTC Chalkhills website.

the greenman illustration shown above was by: George Doutsiopoulos