Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Book of Crow


The crow really does look like he is stalking the cat, ready to deliver an unsolicited sermon. Meanwhile, the cat looks ready to snarl, "Beat it crow. And yes, I mean literally. Beat your winged ass outta here." And don't get me started on Edgar Allen Poe being the crow's savior. Who thought of that? Good one mystery internet person. That actually makes complete sense. Even with the misspelling shown above, I still love it!

Sometimes, I wonder what I'm going to write about here on The Chorus of the Crows every week. But, usually, inspiration strikes in timely ways. Like last week when I ran across this image on facebook. Hopefully, I won't get in trouble for re-posting it here. I just couldn't resist.  As some of you know, my blog title is more than just a name, it's the top candidate for my future book title. And no, my book isn't about an avian choir group. 

We've all been there. You are slouching on your sofa, eating a bowl of cookie crisp cereal and out of the corner of your eye you catch a glimpse of seer sucker. You try to use your cloaking device, but Scotty just screamed at you in a disarming dialect, that it's not working! Ga! It's too late. A few feverish seconds later, the door bell rings and you feel compelled to answer. The guy in the suit probably saw you through the window, you rationalize with a growl. Casually, and irritably, you go to the door. You already know that whatever they're selling, you're not buying. And then you slowly open the door...


 I've been thinking a lot about religions that send out door to door solicitors lately. Mormons do it. And, our beloved Prince did it too. RIP Prince. He was a Jehovah's Witness. Although I am indeed religious, I don't go to church. Sorry Mom. But, I do remember how missionaries were revered in the Methodist church of my youth. I always thought though, how unwelcome most of their honorable efforts must be. It's weird to try and foist your religion on someone else. 

Especially if you're a crow!


Latane Barton said...

Love it, Sharon. and yes, I agree with you about people who thrust their beliefs on you unwanted. Love your blog.

Mama Zen said...

That is hilarious! I think I'm going to steal it, too!

DJan said...

I saw that picture on your FB page and laughed. It's still funny. I enjoy your brain foam that you share here. It's always entertaining. :-)

Linda Hensley said...

I think perhaps you're supposed to give credit to the photographer if you use the photo? Aside from that, yeah, I feel like that cat when people of various faiths come knocking at my door too. Sometimes I even talk with them, but it's mostly because I'm feeling ornery.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh what fun and yes, yes, I have visited so many blogs in nearly seven years, left hundreds of comments and I can see that I have visitors, but they won't leave comments. I love hearing what people have to say, good, or bad. You have a very nice blog and I love your Duck photo, Ducks are grand~