Prying the philosophy from one's skin

Prying the philosophy from one's skin

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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I am sorry I was eves dropping -- or is that thread spying?

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"Take what you like and leave the rest"
A great philosophy
if you are living with an alcoholic.
Not so much if you are standing in line
at the gates of Auschwitz.
Who cares if the person who sent you
was on Time's cover in 1938?
You'll either die or shovel the dead into the pit.
Sometimes a person's core belief
makes you reject the rest of who they are.
It's also why I can't watch
Woody Allen or Mel Gibson movies anymore.



© 2016 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
on eves dropping -- you can't always separate the beliefs from the person

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That exercise in contemplation whether bordering on the absurd or smack bang in the middle of reality leaves one wanting more, well done, good read KL as always.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you, it means a lot that you would choose this piece. I admire your conviction and unwavering .. read more
Drink sometimes gives you that little bit of inspiration. Like everything else, it can also take over your life.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Not really the point of the poem, thanks for popping in.:)
sometimes we just can't separate the artist from the works...Wagner from his operas or classical pieces...

it is tough to do...one faction doesn't make up the whole...but for some missteps or mistakes, there seems no forgiveness allowed...

j.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Yes, there are some things that taint your perspective on the whole person. Something becomes less t.. read more
I also can't listen to Michael Jackson after all of that child abuse scandal stuff...

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

That's exactly the point. Sometimes, it doesn't matter if the person had good points -- if the bad p.. read more
I have never been able to get into Woody Allen movies ... unless Diane Keaton is also involved ... who doesn't love Diane Keaton. I could never abide much the self-hate transmitted through what is otherwise clever and witty dialogue. So maybe the true villain is the self-hate and the monstrous acts and ideas that can come from this place.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Oh, anyone who cares to read the feed could figure this one out.:)
Pryde Foltz

4 Years Ago

I am not sure I care to read the feed ... lol ... my day might go better ... non. I literally have T.. read more
Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

tee hee. sometimes, while doing laundry, I get distracted.:)

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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

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