Sunday, May 8, 2011

Are You Trying to Tell Me Something?

I often find myself saying "WTF? Do you really have to tell me that?" I always read the signs I encounter. It is incredibly difficult to avoid this sort of visual pollution. Though we are not as bad as the Japanese, we have a great deal of it. Often I make a concerted effort to do exactly what they tell me not to do...

No, actually I am not there. I was right next to the sign, but never was I right there. I have considered writing this on my shoe so I will always know where I am. What's that saying everyone loves? "All you wander are not lost." It is the full quote that has a real bearing on my life, not just the wandering part.

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

Is the awareness month taking a stand for or against the consumption of alcohol? The colors are rather faded on the sign. I have a feeling it has been alcohol awareness month for a while now. The irony of this sign is that on the opposite corner there was a liquor store. The lot was full of cares looking to become aware. I am sure some were hoping to forget all they were aware of.

Yep, broke that rule twice. Honestly, I did not see the sign until the second time. At that point it was water under the ferry.

Permit? Is that another way of saying "pay the fee?" BYOB, but collect the fee before you pass go. I think I have my permit somewhere around here... Honey, where's my passport?

This one is my favorite. I always wonder if this guys Jesus loves me so much, why must I be told over and over. If I were, wouldn't I already know it? The answer is "yes, I have been saved," just not like you have. Everyone needs a hobby and many need a cause to get behind.


Shawn said...

Totally agree about the saving should come to the south sometime (if you haven't already been) -- simply driving down the road is a variable cornucopia of messages -- so much so that after I get to where I'm going I feel that I've already been to church and had the sermon!

TomW said...

I think you are just belittling those of us who occasionally get lost whilst wandering: