Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Problem with Saints

The problem with saints is that they take metaphors as facts. Also, they concentrate all their efforts in their imaginary battles.

For them, the end justifies the means and they´re never, ever, wrong.

Saints are dangerous, unpredictable beings. Although always focused on their own interests, they often use the words "freedom, God, and enemy" ,  and I have to agree with Neil Gaiman: sometimes it´s really hard to hang around with saints.

[These people are the talented Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, authors of, among other songs in 8in8, The Problem with Saints]

Sunday, May 1, 2011

When I was growing up, my middle brother used to say that, as a newborn, I had been left at our house's doorsteps in a box, along with two baby parrots. They had chosen to keep me, he said, because they mistakenly thought I wouldn't be as noisy as the parrots...
That's my dear brother's sense of humor.
Anyway, if that were really true,and if parrots lived that long, they'd be celebrating their birthday today, with me.