Saturday…October 24th…Criminal Sentences in The Land of Oz….Stains…and it is Better the first time….

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“Stained” 2009

“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosopies…it would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside.”     Albert Einstein

In OZ….certain crimes dictate the criminal is dipped into a particular color dye…that stains them for exactly as long as their sentence….sort of like a movable set of stocks…or an ankle bracelet you can’t cover with a pant leg….the  dye is  deep colored  so it can’t be mistaken for a birthmark or a spill of ink….everybody knows what you are…and what crime you have committed by the dye you wear…pretty ingenious….

we all wear stains of our own doing…..and those from others that have crossed our paths….those stains are what make the color in our lives…the vibrance and sheen we cover ourselves with….sort of a tattoo that require special glasses to see them…or maybe just a conversation and they are revealed….stains sometimes are combination of elements…wood and metal… water and iron…stone and wind….metal and rock….they evoke feeling….

maybe stains are a mutual process…one that requires another to create the beautiful stain…and without the combination of the two…the stain is not possible…..can’t be….a true specialized process…unique like a finger print….what if the metal was new and the wood old…how does the personality of each affect the personality of the other…is another personality created when the two are combine….what brings more…or less….or is it equal….does it happen quickly….or does the process become like a dance….that lasts all night…is it a courtship…maybe….does the end result represent the best of the 2 elements….involved….is it so random…that a perceived result is less likely than not….

I have the stains on me….the ones I am proud to wear…others that are not favorable…but they are nevertheless…mine….and like bad tattoos…they can be covered…but not forgotten….

it sometimes is necessary to take inventory…of the stains we have….after all we are a very unique…one of a kind canvas….and over time the stains darken…become rich more pronounced….deeper…in color….we have learned more about who we are….and what we are….and perhaps our stains are indicative of our crimes and our sentences….

yet maybe the notion of Tabula rasa applies to our exterior…..start out a clean empty slate….we just get more colorful as life proceeds….

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One thought on “Saturday…October 24th…Criminal Sentences in The Land of Oz….Stains…and it is Better the first time….

  1. This is the best one ever…and not just because it starts with a quote from my big time science/life crush. There are all kinds of stains and some of them bring out the best in the piece/wood/person. Very thought provoking…smooches

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