Friday, 23 July 2010

Total Confession Time

After reading Woman in a Window's comment yesterday, I thought I'd reinforce her observation by letting everyone see the jinksy character was there from birth! Feast your eyes on this - though I have already let a privileged few see it before  via email, now I boldly share it further.
I always could see the joke... So what's new?!
The original snapshot was crumpled in the extreme, as it was one my Dad carried in his wallet for years. It had a tracery of white lines all over as a result, but thanks to computer wizardry I've managed to improve the image - but not the subject! That remains daft as a brush, believe me.

So daft, in fact, that I wrote yet another Flash 55 offering for today, whilst bearing in mind that Monday's Poetry Bus Driver, Niamh ,  has given the word 'Confusion' as a departure point for the week. I thought my snapshot, that subject and these fifty five words went together rather well...

Once, I was not.
Then there was Me,
and I was I.
Next came We -
until I became Us.
Now I am once again I,
but also Nobody and Everybody.

But does this make me Somebody
or even Anybody?

Perhaps by being Nothing,
this One may become the Many
until eventually, part of Everything, Everywhere.

P.S.  Blogger is currently causing me grief, so I shall be back later to include links to the various blogs I mentioned in this post.  

P.P.S. Hopefully, all is now as it should be, with links in place...

48 comments:

  1. everything and nothing...the tenuous balance of life....fun word play today in your 55...

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  2. Ever thought of sharing some of these lovely photographs on Sepia Saturday? Your contribution would be most welcome.

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  3. Love that we can play with memories in ways unimagined even a few years agoMy 55 here

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  4. Brilliant stuff Jinksy - and I can see it in your eyes in that early photo!

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  5. Fabulous 55! I love your baby photo - no wonder your Dad carried it everywhere with him; no-one could look at it and not respond to that lovely smile!

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  6. I'm nobody! Who are you?
    Are you nobody, too?
    Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!
    They'd banish us, you know.

    How dreary to be somebody!
    How public, like a frog
    To tell your name the livelong day
    To an admiring bog!

    --Emily Dickinson

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  7. I got your rhyming 'confusion' words...and you've got the same charming smile as you did as a small child, Jinksy!

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  8. This is lovely, jinksy. I am so glad that little scrap with the happy grin grew up to become somebody with the same happy grin and the ability to compose such lovely thoughts.

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  9. Looks like you covered it all Jinksy!
    Excellent 55 My Dear.
    Thank you so much for this philosophical contribution, You Rock The Kingdom Baby!
    have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  10. So, tell me again, who exactly are we talking about here?!

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  11. Love how you play with this words and the balance - VERY nice 55!!

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  12. What a perfect marriage of your clever language acrobatics with a pic that clearly shows that the jinksy was in you from the very start!

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  13. that picture is absolutely priceless. i can see why your dad carried it all those years!

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  14. The only puzzle is how you never wound up in the moving pictures. A star was born.

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  15. That was a very clever puzzle. As regards the baby Jinksy....... you haven't changed a bit! :-)
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  16. Very nice, Jinksy. My life path features many of the same landmarks. It was a comfortable saunter.

    I’m up here.

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  17. OK! NOW I have read something which IS "unique". Great "55"...but you do not look a day over 42.

    Mine is HERE

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  18. How lovely! The seed of your Profile Smile sown in a tiny babe!

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  19. rhymes with plague beat me to it -- I, too, detected a whiff of Emily D in your charming piece. And I love the photo! If ever a baby looked like a Jinksy, you were it!

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  20. That is an ingenious little poem! I do love it!

    Your photo is a charmer too and that impish grin and squinched up face is delightful! No wonder your father carried that around in his wallet; he must have been very proud.

    Kat

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  21. That Is The Biggest,Dirtiest,Grin I've Seen In A Long Time!

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  22. Don't you love wordplay? Oh yes, I see it in your eyes!

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  23. I love those first two lines!

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  24. You are so fun to read. Your pictures of yourself are precious. I can see that jinksy personality all the way through. So glad you found SS. Great post and writing, gal.
    qMM

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  25. You have some really great shots here and I must say you made a very cute little kewpie doll. *s* You really made me smile with this one.

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  26. You can't help but smile when you see that cheery little face. You certainly are somebody Jinksy dear. And you were some baby!
    ;-)

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  27. aw, what a beautiful photo, jinksy :) i was reading about how worn and folded it was and thinking to myself that it appeared to be as pristine as when it was taken...what a whiz kid you are, you computer savvy gal :) a great 55, too...it would make a great tongue twister!

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  28. Great photo, obviously a happy child you were. I love the poem, nothing to everything, very poignant.

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  29. Thanks for the visit, you can get those little hats you like, and a few more at my photobucket page.

    http://s692.photobucket.com/albums/vv286/Chihuatude/

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  30. This is absolutely delightful. Jinksy is obviously fully aware of all that is going on.

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  31. Hi Jinksy - have to echo that this reminds me so much of Emily Dickinson - in a thoroughly good way. A lovely philosophical poem.

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  32. That's the cutest little face I've ever seen. And I loved the poem.

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  33. What a beautiful baby, you look like you were a very happy baby.

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  34. Two wonderful things, photo and words. I liked them both.

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  35. Oho! There's something very zen about this. I like the various uses of the -body words.

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  36. Argent - now and zen I have a good idea! LOl :)

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  37. Loved your poem here Jinxy. Very 'Doctor Zeus' if you know what I mean! Loved your next blog up too. - Dave

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  38. A wonderful little photograph, thanks for sharing it.

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  39. Wow jinksy, that's a real stunner, and a great follow-up to the watercats poem, which I've just read. Wonderful meditation, funny yet so much depth and truth.

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  40. I like the first stanza particularly, so simple but very very strong.

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  41. A fine 55 and a double-fine Poetry Bus ticket, Jinksy. Your photo is adorable and the fact that your pop carried it in his wallet for years is the nicest thing I have read all morning.

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  42. The first 5 lines look familiar to me, but I can't place them, perhaps in an email. Anyway, I love the way you've pieced these ideas together, like a poetic quilt. Nice!

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  43. Jeanne Iris -
    As far as I know I wrote the first five lines myself, as indeed, all the others!

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  44. Perfect for the bus .....

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  45. Loved the picture, loved the poem :)

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  46. Very cleverly constructed, as always. I am all things to all men.

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