27 August 2014

Be Weird




Be weird,
it’s easier!
Read his sign
and that’s what
we shared in 1969—
bowling, poetry and fishing,
moon landings,
chess games
and Drive-Ins—
Sounds of Music
in pouring rain.



at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.

This also fits my prompt:

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ An Evening Out



Copyright © 2014  S.L.Chast



19 comments:

Maude Lynn said...

It is easier!

Unknown said...

Weird is the way to be if it is the way you be. Authenticity is everything!

Fireblossom said...

As the internet sign says, "I tried being normal once; worst ten minutes of my life!"

Grace said...

I love that musical, smiles ~

Helen said...

1969 ~ and the decade ends. What a trip it was!

kaykuala said...

Be weird,
it’s easier!

That is true Susan. It is easier No inhibitions as long as it does not cross others' paths. Nicely!

Hank

Magaly Guerrero said...

It's easier...
and a world of fun.
Or maybe it's just because I really love my weird. ♥

Margaret said...

Sounds like "living" to me Let the "weird" begin.

Jim said...

Susa, you like me, probably saw more movies at the drive-ins than inside shows. After I had a car, that was.
I don't remember ever having rain for a show. I do remember driving and sitting in or getting out in the rain.
I think the sign you had was weird in itself. 1969 was a good year. I became single again. :)
..

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love it!

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, embrace your weird. I am at the point where I don't give a flip what others think. :)

Brian Miller said...

great last line in this one...
it sets off a comparison to me in what we believe the mood is
of pouring rain...

Marian said...

this is nice... reads like a snapshot memory, very sentimental but not sticky-so.

hedgewitch said...

Weird is generally better, except when it is bad weird--easy to tell, because bad weird happens in the dark.

Anonymous said...

I love the way you doubled the meaning in "sound of music," implying that the fun you had together, the falling in love, was a sound of music. Great message. It is easier to just give in to it, isn't it? And then you're more likely to find your true soul mate, if you're genuinely being yourself.

Kerry O'Connor said...

All good memories!

Other Mary said...

:o) I'm lovin' this weirdness!

Anonymous said...

Very charming. Great choice of details. My time and stuff. k.

Anonymous said...

bowling in the rain, now that would be weird :) ~