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Monday, September 15, 2008

Zen Monday: #16


On Zen Monday you experience the photo then tell me what it's about, rather than me telling you what to experience from viewing it.

36 comments:

Therese said...

Got my shampoo, just waiting for my color...

Vanda said...

Hushed voice: In wilderness of Pasadena, the wild chair is perched on its watch post, on lookout for a feral area rug to pounce on.

altadenahiker said...

ce n'est pas une chaise.

Bernie K. said...

Non c'est un chaise suicidaire!

Anonymous said...

Don't do it Chairy! You have too much to sit for!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

So the word, suicide is a derived from French (not the action)? You people are to "dark" for me.

Susan C said...

Honey, I left the chair out so that you could take down the Christmas lights.

Rose said...

Suicide? Don't be silly! It is just a bit of spring cleaning!

Bernie K. said...

More than the word: suicide is a French invention; the Parisii were, after all, originally an island people. (Isolation breeds desolation; the arsenic in Napoleon's hair was not from the wallpaper.)

The principal export of Paraguay is bat guano; Madagascar's is betel nut—etc. You sell what you can.

Trish said...

Boy howdy!

Hurricane Ike was stronger than we thought---brought that chair all the way here from Uncle Jim-Bob's house in Houston and set it down right here on this here edge of this here porch! I'd better git to calling him and let him know *something* survived the hurricane!

And btw, it would be chair-i-cide folks...sheesh! ;-)

USelaine said...

We gotta get rid of that teal. It's blocking my haiku channels.

marley said...

Brings a whole new meaning to sitting on the fence!

Susan C said...

Trish, I'll make a jug of sweet tea to sip while we relax in the sit-a-side chair.

Vanda said...

Well suicide might be French invention, the Hungarians popularized it. Gloomy Sunday, anyone?

Laurie said...

Titanic is on
the furniture plays along:
"I'm chair of the world!"

Virginia said...

Trish,
Yeee Haw, " It sounded like a freight train coming".

My first thought was ,"This is for professionals, do NOT try this at home."

The comments were better than most stuff on TV, Petrea!

Ted Thompson said...

Life is Balance

Christie said...

Looks like a good morning to mop the porch!

Petrea said...

Have I mentioned I love Zen Monday? Everything from a hair salon to a voice-over for a nature documentary to Magritte, and all that in the first three comments.

I've never heard of a sit-a-side chair. But it kinda goes with a suicide chair, doncha think?

Anonymous, Vanda and Laurie made me laugh, Ted made me think (or at least be quiet for a second), Virginia reminded me why I blog instead of watch TV, and Christie reminded me I've got housework to do!

Woohoo! You all are brilliant!

babooshka said...

Dali must have lived here. What is it about your images that evoke artists to me?

Miss Havisham said...

Will the chairperson please return to the podium.

Bernie K. said...

Just imagine Vanda's narrative as recited by John Cleese, when he'd do that cheesy, choked Germanic accent on Monty Python:

"Een ze VILdr'niss ov Paz-uh-DEE-nuh, ze VILLLD CHARRRE ees parchedun itz VATCH-pooast, on luke-owt fur … a feeril EEREA RAHG to pawnce ahn!"

Ms M said...

Well, Doc, my neighbor borrowed my ladder and a wind came up and knocked loose part of my holiday lights -- what's that? Well, for Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Hannukah, Christmas & New Year's. You get white ones and they work for all of 'em.
Anyway, I set a chair over the railing, and I just got that loose strand back up when all of a sudden my neighbor's car alarm goes off -- scared me to death! I hit my head on the porch roof, and the next thing I know, I woke up on the sidewalk...

Life Observer said...

What you see is what you get...a photo copied from eBay.

Life Observer said...

What you see is what you get...a photo copied from eBay.

Bernie K. said...

What I see is what I don't get...a comment copied without explanation.

¿Que?

Webradio said...

Hello You !
Funny shot !

But why is the chair here ???

Susan C said...

What about the reflection in the window?

Bears at a fair release their helium palm trees into a cloudless sky.

(Wrote the insomniac commenter at 3:57 am)

Petrea said...

Babooshka, I don't know the answer but I'm taking that as a compliment and loving you for it.

Ha ha, Havisham!

Bernie, I was hearing it in a tense, British whisper.

Ms M, is the EMT wearing a tube top?

I don't get it either, Bernie.

Webradio, that is the question!

Helium palm trees. I like that!

Trish said...

ok, ok, I have it!

The bears, walking along in the glare of the window are coming to save the bear who was on the porch using the chair to get to the string of white lights---as evidenced by the broken bulbs. Said bear is off camera, laying in a ditch nearby after having fallen off said porch. The crack running down the edge of the porch is more evidence this was a large bear.

What is most sad is the bear could have easily eaten whatever that huge black bug is hanging above the gas meter, probably within his reach still, were he not conked out due to the fall (Susan, learn something about falls here!).

Ironically, the chair landed as it did after the bear went a$$ over teakettle off the porch.

However, in the distance, not seen in the glare of the window, are a host of PDP readers who are giggling at the entire sequence, hoping the bear does not hear us, requiring us to run for the hills, er, down the hills, er, climb the palm trees?

back to taking a nap because I too was up at an unholy hour, but not commenting!

Ms M said...

With such a blow to the head, it could appear (to the patient) that the EMT is wearing a tube top. Or perhaps it's just an inflatable neck brace.

Or maybe it's just the reflection in the windows...

Petrea said...

Trish. I had to look at the picture again. I think it really is a bug. I should have gotten a close-up.

Ms M, too funny!

Lic said...

Mother was a stickler for good posture...

Trish said...

looking back on it---another idea:

Mrs Santiago finally tossed a chair out of the classroom and that's as far out the window as it got, as we suspected.

anyone who is over 35 who attended SoPasJrHi should remember her---she would thrrrrreaten to toss things "across the street into the bushes never to be found again".

Anonymous said...

I guess I am not very deep......
To me someone is just getting ready to hose down the porch and didn't want the chair to get wet.

Petrea said...

Brilliant, Anonymous. It's Occam's Razor.