Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Postcard from Earth (2: mucking in, mucking out)

Dear Pater,

Nothing much to report. I have to say that I thought "Planet of the Apes" would be rather more fun than appears to be the case, but, early days. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Well you for one. Ha ha, just a little celestial humour there.

Despite being the oldest I have to do loads of household chores, clean out the chicken run, sweep up the shavings. Honestly!

Lost it recently after being told to muck out the stables and said to my biological mum, Mary, "Now look here! I am the son of God you know!"

Well, she just fixed me with her beady and responded "We are ALL the children of God, sunshine! Now get going you little mucker" or words much to that effect.

Blimey, slightly more to the wench than I had credited. Honestly, that glint put me in mind of mama, bless her. Is there a common thread running through all female entities that I had failed to spot?

Anyway, that's it for now.
Love to mama.

PS - it might be better if you did not relate the above to her.


Jolly Good Yarn Girl said...

yes the thread through all female entities is tough and will not break. There is no escaping. We have our uses though.

Ernest de Cugnac said...

touch of Jung there jollygood, and you may well be right. I see it all the time!

Jeannie said...

Hmm yes, the archetype of The Mother. It's terribly strong... I hear things coming out of my mouth all the time that can only come from the Book of How To Be a Mom. They may not hand it to you in the delivery room, but rest assured it gets downloaded straight into your brain... I wonder if Mr God has something to do with that? Or, on further cogitation, it's probably Mrs God...

Ernest de Cugnac said...

jeannie - well there's this thing, isn't there, about the female being the actual prototype and the male being some abberation of it. It is also said that to be male is to have a personality disorder. I'm not quite sure where this line of reasoning is taking me, but I expect Mrs G knows.