Monday, May 10, 2010
a branch of philosophy
I told my kids' uncle that I wouldn't put these pictures online, but I was lying. I edited out the undulating labial ones. Undulating bums are OK right? How can I keep these from the world? My husband and I like to walk down the street wearing this baby on our fronts with her naked thighs dangling out of the Moby Wrap. It gives pleasure to so many. She's a Marilyn Monroe baby. If Marilyn can look back, does she have regrets? She gave and continues to give so much pleasure. She had a life of consequence, didn't she?
“Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value and advance knowledge, engage the world around them and lead principled lives of consequence.”
knowledge: the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
principled: objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
morality: concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
I went to Amherst College. Do I lead a "life of consequence?" I have 3 vases of french tulips surrounding me. I'd be fine with one. I'd be FINE with none, but I have 3, and I'm really happy about it. I make pottery for a living. I have to charge a lot of money for the pottery. A lot of money is relative. I could not afford my own pots, but people can and do. Sometimes I feel ashamed that they cost so much-especially now that I live in Philadelphia instead of San Francisco. People have to spend 1/2 a million for a house in SF, so what's $50 for a great coffee cup?
Above-mentioned uncle's partner and I had a date night the other night. I call nights out with female friends date nights now. I get that excited, flustered feeling before my dates. Tiffany reminded me that 3 years ago when 12 of us were in Italy, we started a meal by giving thanks for things. Apparently I gave thanks for color. It's all I think about (except for astrology and the whereabouts of all sippy cups) Maybe color is a subplot and beauty is the main one.
æsthetics: a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, and with the creation and appreciation of beauty.
Hmmm....Maybe I should say I'm a philosopher. It sounds much classier than a potter. I wouldn't have to deal with the Patrick Swayze thing. I'd be able to justify the prices of my work because I think about the colors all the time. AND people wouldn't give me crap for putting naked pictures of my gorgeous baby online.
I only date 2 women, by the way, and both of them are stunning.