Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Random Toughts

Random I
When one starts dressing dull moments in imitation silk – like burying milky Gefilte fish in triple-action horseradish – you know it is time to start creating new moments (or, at the very least, start buying real silk or stronger horseradish). Though it is much easier, definitely cheaper, to sprinkle a plastic Timex with diamonds than it is to set them in a platinum Cartier, it would be like making an omelet out of Faberge eggs. It is always easier to wear your talents in sackcloth than in royal robes, and easy is the name of this game.

Random II
If one were to place in front of you two boxes, one containing many small diamonds within a large coal, the other containing many small coals within a large diamond, which, of the two, would you choose – ugliness plated in beauty or beauty plated in ugliness?

Random III
Hopeless sits on a rickety bench. Desperate limps over to him and asks, “Can you please help me out?” Hopeless says, “I don’t think so”.

Walking her dog, Lonely passes by the rickety bench. Hopeless stops her. “Excuse me, what’s your name?” “Please go away,” she begs. “I don’t want to talk about it.”

Lonely walks on the green grass and her brown dog follows. The brown dog bites Violated tanning on the lawn. “I’m so sorry”, Lonely says. “Don’t be”, Violated tells her, “I’ve been bitten before”.

Random IV
Shall I tell you an old de-tale, one of humanity and divinity? It goes like this: G-d created man in His image. Period. Perfect. Now methinks, “I am created in the divine image, so everything I do is divine”. But then you-thinks, “I am created in the divine image, so everything I do is divine”. How original. A bit of a conflict in interest, don’t you think? You do realize what just happened here – instead of Man created in G-d’s image, G-d is being created in Man’s image.

We are blind as far as the I can see.

9 Comments:

Blogger anonym00kie said...

random II:
id pick the box with lots of small diamonds. if the coal is all in one big lump, its easy to spot it, and get rid of it.. and then you can work with the bits and pieces of diamond that are left and create something unique and beautiful.
the large diamond on the other hand is sitting there waiting for you.. but to actually get to appreciate it, you need to focus first on getting rid of all the coal..and that would require more work, with little bits and pieces of coal all over.

altho... the truth is.. i wouldnt care about the box as much as i would about the one offering it..

8/23/2006 10:47 PM  
Blogger Chasidishe Shaigitz said...

Nice.

Random IV:
"it is not so much God who created Man in his own Image, as every one of us who creates unto himself a God in his own Image"

8/24/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger Dovid said...

I like 'em all.
Good Shabbos.

8/25/2006 5:41 PM  
Blogger the sabra said...

ah your last statement is so true, so beautiful.

8/26/2006 5:38 PM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

Oh the coal with the little small diamonds naturally. What good is one hug4e diamond that has coal in it? The GIA would give it an off the scales clarity certification!

So who are you? Lonely? Hopeless? Or maybe Witty?

I really enjoyed this....

8/28/2006 8:50 PM  
Blogger jakeyology said...

m00kie: would you rather the "one offering it" be a coal on the outside and diamonds on the inside or vise versa?

shaigetz: i'm not sure what you mean by the quoted text, but thanx for the "nice."

dovid: thnx and good next shabbos.

the sabra: "eye" appreciate it.

frumgirl: who am i? maybe a little bit of everything, i guess. and i'm glad u enjoyed it.

8/29/2006 1:52 AM  
Blogger trixies86 said...

like the last one.

8/29/2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger EATING POETRY said...

Thank you for sharing these thoughts Jake. All of them are food for thought and quite profound. I especially like the 3rd one. It's a great metaphore.

9/04/2006 4:41 PM  
Blogger the sabra said...

just read the last one. its good. its divine. cuz I said so. jake's divinity is created by the sabra. yeah.

9/15/2006 5:04 PM  

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