Not a bad run

I don’t mind paying taxes to make sure there’s a welfare system, and I don’t mind accepting a small possibility of burglary in order to allow martyrs like Colton to keep our fantasies free. I guess it was always a story with an end, but I would have liked to see him find his place in the islands rather than a prison cell. While Caitlin and Nefarious were playing with a family of swans at the beach today I made this little tree spirit and left it there. I hope it’s discovered by a child with a plenty of imagination.

tree-spirit

10 Comments

  1. scienkoptic wrote:

    I;m glad you feel that way. I wish I could say the same.
    The time someone stole a piece of equipment I needed… I couldn’t do my job. I almost lost everything. Those people didn’t offer their stuff up to be taken. A part of me marvels at the guile of ‘Colton’, I’d love to go hop in a plane and fly it somewhere. The cost is prohibitive. maybe I should steal one?
    I’ve been ripped off a few times and not once was it some material shit that I could live without. Stuff I needed to make a living. I don’t agree, not one bit.

    Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink
  2. peteD3 wrote:

    im confused, what did Colton do?

    i might be OK with stealing from a corp., or government….only to an extent.
    but from people, families, small biz, etc? fuck no.
    he should just ask if he needs something.

    Monday, July 12, 2010 at 10:36 am | Permalink
  3. Ashley wrote:

    On the subject of burglary, the desert father Agathon said “Own nothing it would grieve you to give to another.”

    Nice tree spirit. Are those nightshade flowers its holding? (Potato?)

    Monday, July 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    Good eye for toxicity! I was surprised that no busy-body “won’t somebody please think of the children” person hasn’t pulled out all the poison berries that dot the shoreline.

    The shore also had used diapers and used tampons that particularly disgusting people couldn’t be bothered to put in the abundant garbage cans.

    Monday, July 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Permalink
  5. bonnie wrote:

    “Own nothing it would grieve you to give to another.” What about things that you yourself don’t own? For my oldest son’s 5th birthday I bought him a bicycle. I was a single Mom, and I couldn’t afford to give my kids many nice things. I saved 4 months for the 85 bucks it cost me. He had it two weeks and some rotten shit stole it from our front steps when he came in to tell me he had just lost his 1st tooth. It was literally left for two minutes when it was taken. Try and explain that kind of zen thinking to a devastated 5 year old. I can’t stand thieves. Sorry, I wish that boy well, but he’s no hero to me.

    Monday, July 12, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
  6. scienkoptic wrote:

    What shore doesn’t have those things?
    We used to joke that beach was where those things (tampon applicators) went to spawn. Hypo needles… Bales of pot..Human carcasses…

    In the last three years I’ve disposed of things I don’t need. I’ve realized my life was cluttered with material things. I have very little that I own that I place any value on. Most things I place value on are the tools to do my job. When someone has helped themselves to my tools they are robbing me of a livelihood – a way to make a living. I look forward to day I live someplace where I don’t get killed just to find that I ain’t got anything to take.

    Monday, July 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Permalink
  7. wow, I dont know the meaning behind this kids stealing other than he has a taste for the finer things in life! what a cop out, work for it then. Hes just robbing people of their livelyhoods. Just a spoilt brat. If someone took my tools I couldnt afford to keep going.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Permalink
  8. Dennis wrote:

    Please, I’ve worked for my ‘stuff’ and I do not like theves one bit! Charity is another matter, and I do give. However, condoning stealing from others is not right.

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Permalink
  9. Layla wrote:

    Random, personal q. You are an amazing father. You seem to strive to make Nefarious’ world filled w. magic and imagination. Were you always a kid person?

    Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Permalink
  10. DIYer wrote:

    Too bad Colton isn’t a Wall St. bank. He could just pay a $2 fine and go back to stealing..

    http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2010/07/july-17-2010-settlements-and-tragedies.html

    Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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