Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I love aliens. I love everything about them. E-T phoned home. Richard Dreyfuss almost lost his mind making mashed potato mountains in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Princess Leah invented a hair style with two cinnamon buns over her ears. And the bad guys! They were either the C.I.A. or local villains like Darth Vader. Can you hear him breathing?

I even took my two little kids to see Rocky Horror. They were maybe eight and ten. My oldest, who became religious when he was twelve, loved Rocky Horror. You should have seen the look on my Father's face A'H the day my kid belted out 'I'm just a sweet transvestite!' I think his exact words were, 'Voss hot ehr gezogt?' (what did he say???)

It all started when I was in the eighth grade. Windsor, Ontario, Canada...Hugh Beaton School. Mrs. Millar, the Librarian (oh God I think that was her name) handed me two books. One was about a little American girl my age who had a spot on her leg and after many tests was diagnosed with leprosy. LEPROSY??? I thought that went out with the Bible. Guess not. Sigh.

The second book was about travelling in outer space. This was in the days of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, and I loved the idea of a sky with no end--a universe with unbelievable possibilities.

The first book made me a hypochondriac...the second book started me on the road to being an astrologer.

I know people who have really seen space ships. Not crazy and close friends. People with goosebump stories. People I trust.

Well, I thought. I can do that. All I have to do is look up into the sky and wait.

I looked. I waited. I scared myself with 'what ifs'. Nothing.

Yesterday I was sitting in a coffee shop with a dear friend and his wife. We were talking about 'the situation' know...THEM against US...POTUS and the Jews...the end of days...stuff.

And he said something that shut my mouth, and for one of the few times in my life, I was speechless. He said, 'Well, if there are aliens out there, God is keeping them far away from us!'

'Get out of here!' I quickly jumped in. 'Why?'

'Because they are the ones who didn't eat the apple.'

 Delicious, no?

Have a great day, stay safe, and thanks for dropping in.


At 4:40 PM, Blogger Val said...

Loved that you love Rochy Horror!!! :)

You are one cool dame! :)


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