Bitch on the Blog

December 30, 2009

Under pressure

Filed under: Uncategorized — bitchontheblog @ 00:40

Now I know how a lemon feels: Squeezed. And sour.

When God did his admirable seven days earthy thing – what was that self imposed deadline for anyway? The guy had all the time in the world to create a masterpiece rather than do a bodge job. Even Michelangelo took time and sacrificed his back to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Where was I? Yes, God and his handy work. Unfortunately he never foresaw the advent of the BLOG; otherwise he’d built in more hours into my current day. One of the lessons I remember from Sunday school to not take the Lord’s name in vain. I do it frequently (it’s a useful way of remembering him) even when I swear in my mother tongue (the latter I only do, according to my son,  when the proverbial has hit the fan).

Apropos of nothing: Has it ever occured to anyone what God has done with his time since his rush job? Early retirement watching the soap opera down here? Or maybe creating other worlds somewhere in the outer stratosphere? Which really is the worrying bit about taking God so seriously and fighting wars in his name. We might just be a broken toy, discarded, for him to move on his next playmobil.

Dear God in Heaven, please don’t let those who are better than me send the firing squad on the strength of blasphemy.




  1. I agree with Picasso, “God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.”

    Then there is the Robert Frost poem:
    “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
    And I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.”

    To me the big mistake is to take God and ourselves too seriously. Life is a lot easier if we just view it as a big cosmic joke.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — December 30, 2009 @ 04:55 | Reply

    • Well, Jean, I am pretty easy going, of a sunny temperament and dead grateful that I am alive but I wouldn’t call life a ‘joke’. There are moments when I appear to miss the punchline.

      Which period was Picasso in (blue?) when he spouted those words? He is a fine one to talk.

      Robert Frost’s quote, and thanks for bringing it to my attention, I will – reluctantly – underwrite.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — December 30, 2009 @ 07:56 | Reply

  2. To me the joke is we humans are so infinitesimally small compared to the vastness of the universe and yet we take ourselves so seriously and inflate ourselves with self-importance. I think it’s hilarious.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — December 30, 2009 @ 17:58 | Reply

    • I know, Jean, I know: But if WE don’t take ourselves seriously who will? Says she, laughing.

      Your ratio of universe to humans: As the physicist, not least Einstein, says: It’s all RELATIVE. By way of painting a picture: I love woods, forests. On my walks I sometimes come across an antheap. I am fascinated, spend ages watching their toing and froing. All of them busy, busy, busy, busy – knowing their purpose within in their community; doing what an ant does. They even tend to the dead amongst them.

      Yet each single one so vulnerable. In relation to their size, there is (unbeknown to them) that giant (me) kneeling close to them, standing over them. I could destroy them in an instant if so inclined. A reminder so similar to the human condition that when I walk away my heart sometimes breaks.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — December 30, 2009 @ 18:35 | Reply

  3. Are you familiar with the Enneagram? If so are you a Four?

    About Picasso’s quote. I love it because it describes what would be happening if God existed and worked through evolution. “Let’s try this. No, that didn’t work well at all. Okay, let’s try something else. What fun!” Except, perhaps, for all of us being experimented with. 😉

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — December 30, 2009 @ 21:38 | Reply

  4. “A reminder so similar to the human condition that when I walk away my heart sometimes breaks.”

    Horace said,”Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” I’m on the borderline between Thinking and Feeling. Humor is a way to keep from going bonkers.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — December 30, 2009 @ 23:25 | Reply

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