Bitch on the Blog

November 19, 2016


I don’t like “flimsy”. Bound to leave you freezing. Like flimsy excuses. The see through type blowing in the wind and many a hole. Worse – flimsy reasoning. Where reasoning has fled discourse before it has had a chance to get a foothold.

Despite coming from a long line of the artistically gifted indeed earning a living off their talents, I couldn’t paint you a thing to save myself from being drowned in a tube of Titanium White. However, and I am the only one surprised, the other day I came across a pile of caricatures – all done by my own fair hands ca. when I was about eighteen. OH MY GOD. The girl who, just like during her PE lessons, eschewed the marathon (ie pain staking painting) for the sprint (a pencil swift glimpse of someone how I saw them). Well, insert self indulgent sigh, nothing much has changed. Except that that pencil doesn’t draw as much as scribbles. Which, as the years march on, brings me to a neat though not welcome by others conclusion: The word is indeed mightier than the sword. Where people tend to be mildly amused at being “caricatured” in pencil, they sure don’t like it when that same pencil strings together letters, words, sentences, paragraphs – no more acerbic. Few recognize benign.




  1. Could we see pictures?

    Comment by Shoshanah — November 19, 2016 @ 16:25 | Reply

  2. “reasoning” – flimsy or otherwise – is one of those ridiculous, obsolete traditions from a bygone era.

    Comment by Looney — November 19, 2016 @ 17:24 | Reply

  3. what they said ^^^

    i think you are more benign than you are ever given credit for

    Comment by Kylie — November 20, 2016 @ 02:37 | Reply

  4. Are you sure it’s really “flimsy” – it probably isn’t in the minds of the one who gives it!

    Comment by cedar51 — November 20, 2016 @ 18:58 | Reply

  5. I could make a flimsy, insubstantial, threadbare, lightweight comment, but I think I’ll desist.

    Comment by nick — November 22, 2016 @ 17:16 | Reply

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