Joy, Melancholy, and a Peach
A kitten is just the plump, succulent, sweet contemplation of the tasteless, dry, mealy realization that is the true peachiness of owning a cat.
Envy, Satisfaction, and a New Car
If you can keep in mind envy consumes your heart just like the payment on your neighbor's Mercedes-Maybach S600 would eat your lunch – for a year, then, your lunch will taste like your neighbor's Mercedes-Maybach S600.
Desire, Ambivalence, and Apples
I love apples, as pie, like my wife's lips – tender and sweet (but, without the flaky crust). Apples, as apples, might as well be oranges.
Ambition, Resignation, and a Job Application
Your heart fills out and submits the application for your dream job. Your head awaits the reply.
Resolve, Defeat and a Golf Ball
The dimpled smile perched expectantly on a golfer's face meets the dimpled ball perched expectantly on the tee. All the dimples disappear as the ball slices a wicked smile through the air, far, far, farther to the right and into the FOREst!
Exhilaration, Calm and The Roller Coaster
The ride to The Cannibal is a half-doze of Ambien; a 70mph, 120k foot, head-nodding-drool on-your-shirt snoozer. The ride on The Cannibal is a triple mocha cappuccino with a Red Bull chaser; a 70mph, 2,700 foot, triple-inverted 4.2 g-force loop, with a 21 story, 116 degrees beyond vertical, near-death plunge (ending, appropriately, underground); a head-jangling-pee-your-pants squealer.
Confusion, Clarity and OpArt
Is all art like OpArt – if, you stare at IT long enough you finally see IT?
Anguish, Acceptance and a Scar
Growing up, I always hated my freakish, gaping, tooth-bare smile. (No, not the one on my face, that one has teeth.) For years, the loathsome piece-o’-clown deformity stretched too conspicuously across my thigh just above my right knee. I have long since replaced it with the story about a wicked gash inflicted by a run-in with a rusty tailpipe I had when I was 5 years old.
Solitude, Chaos and a Smart Phone
Once, the reverie that is a book was only modestly disturbed to answer a phone’s call. Now, my book rings and I don’t know what button to push, which way to swipe, nor whatever else the heck to do. So, I just wait until the ringing stops and the reverie returns. Pretty smart, huh?
Patience, Anxiety and a Chess Set
In the chess game that is life, sometimes I worry the only thing guarding my queen is my finger resting on her crown.
Gentleness, Harshness and a Garment
Donald Trump’s vision for Making America Great Again is sold like it’s a smooth, conservative, classic silk tie. It’s not until you open the box and look inside that you find out it’s really a burlap thong.