I Have Missed You Darling October

Word of the Day Challenge: Thirst

Covid Restrictions in Washington State are going to be lifted for  fully vaccinated individuals and our state Reopens on June 30th  so this is what I’ve missed during the lock down and what I look forward to in June.

Henri Matisse – The Green Pumpkin, c. 1916

Of all the things I’ve missed

since the Covid-19 lockdown began

I have missed October the most.


I  have missed being afraid for fun

I  have missed haunting cemeteries for sport

I have missed saying ‘boo’ and making people laugh


The lack of October has made me

anxious, tired and sad

I am hungry, I am thirsty for the darkness to return.


I have missed you Darling October

and I have missed  your children

Christmas and Halloween.


Snow clouds, thunder storms

falling leaves and icy garden paths

come home soon, I am waiting for your return.


For Song Lyric Sunday- I Can Make You A Man!

It’s Song Lyric Sunday and we are out here posting songs about fixing and making things.

My mind first went to the Bob The Builder song… it goes, ” Can we fix it?  Yes we can!” and then I had a brain wave and thought another song about making things. So here is my choice for today-

” I Can Make You a Man ” by Richard O’brien and performed by Tim Curry in the Rock Horror Picture show.

Enjoy- this is a fun one!

A weakling weighing ninety-eight pounds
Will get sand in his face when kicked to the ground.

And soon in the gym with a determined chin,
The sweat from his pores as he works for his cause…
Will make him glisten… and gleam
And with massage, and just a little bit of steam
He’ll be pink and quite clean
He’ll be a strong man. Oh honey…
But the wrong man.

He’ll eat nutritious high protein and swallow raw eggs.
Try to build up his shoulders, his chest, arms, and legs.
Such an effort if he only knew of my plan.
In just seven days, I can make you a man.

He’ll do press-ups, and chin-ups, do the snatch, clean and jerk.
He thinks dynamic tension must be hard work.
Such strenuous living I just don’t understand
When in just seven days, oh baby, I can make you a man.

and I couldn’t resist… Bob the Builder:

Jeremy Bentham’s Head Fell Off

Jeremy Bentham was an interesting guy who advocated for things like equal rights for women and the abolition of slavery.

Among the many other important things Jeremy Bentham accomplished I also learned that he had written into his Will that his body be preserved, stored in a cabinet and brought out for special board meetings.

Then one day his head, which was not preserved well…fell off. So they made a wax one and stuck his real head between his feet ( see picture above) .

Jeremy Bentham’s Head

I’m sorry to say I couldn’t have made this stuff up…

darn it.

Jeremy Bentham (26 February [O.S. 15 February 15] 1748) – June 6, 1832) was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He was a political radical and a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law. He is best known as an early advocate of utilitarianism and fair treatment of animals who influenced the development of liberalism.