just for Christine, part 2

. . . (continuing list of wonderful things about my wonderful daughter that are evident in her wonderful blog–wonder what the motif is?)

5. Goofiness. So what good is transparency, if it doesn’t uncover some peculiar, silly, absurdity (redundant even) lurking beneath the surface. Um, okay, sometimes it lurks right there on the surface, but let’s not quibble. And this is one, I’m proud to say, she inherits from both her mother and me–which is not to imply that she hasn’t explored goofy territory all her own, because she certainly has. Follow Christine’s advice and “come in for the rain.”

(to be continued yet again . . .)

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2 Responses to “just for Christine, part 2”

  1. Christine Says:

    Can something lurk on the surface?

  2. joelmw Says:

    Of course it can. And, hey, I said “let’s not quibble.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ But, sure, since I’m dealing in cliches, there’s that whole business of “hiding in plain sight”; and missing whatever thing that’s “right in front of my face” which, “if it had been any closer, it would have bitten me”; “on the tip of my tongue.” Maybe even “the elephant in the room.” I’m sure there are others.

    Sometimes the sneakiest things are those that are ostensibly most obvious. Among other reasons, the nature of a thing is not always apparent no matter how “visible” the thing itself is.

    By “on the surface” I did mostly mean “out in the open” but I might also have meant, at least in some degree “above a surface below which we might be looking or dwelling”; i.e., the thing could be lurking in the obvious place but we miss it and it’s sneaky because we’re pre-occupied with the less obvious.

    Um, and then there is the whole irony factor. Goofiness would be so goofy as to lurk on the surface. You see, a more fitting thing could not have been said. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So many possibilities (most still unspoken) . . . . short answer: yes

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