Wish you were here…Open Thread

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I really can’t find any words for you tonight. So I will just put up this quick open thread, post whatever you like and please have a safe evening.

Wish you were here by Pink Floyd

So, so you think you can tell

Heaven from Hell

Blue skies from pain

Can you tell a green field

From a cold steel rail?

A smile from a veil?

Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade

Your heroes for ghosts?

Hot ashes for trees?

Hot air for a cool breeze?

Cold comfort for change?

And did you exchange

A walk on part in a war

For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here

We’re just two lost souls

Swimming in a fish bowl

Year after year

Running over the same old ground

What have we found?

The same old fears

Wish you were here

24 Comments on “Wish you were here…Open Thread”

  1. Take it easy everyone…

  2. Beata says:

    We are having a hail storm here and the power is going out. I wish everyone a peaceful evening. Turn off the terrible news.

    Love to all.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    I just love that cartoon. Thanks, JJ.

  4. bostonboomer says:

    I found something funny!

    Mark Sanford has to appear in court because his ex-wife caught him trespassing on her property.

    The complaint says Jenny Sanford confronted Sanford leaving her Sullivans Island home on Feb. 3 by a rear door, using his cell phone for a flashlight. Her attorney filed the complaint the next day and Jenny Sanford confirmed Tuesday the documents are authentic.

    The couple’s 2010 divorce settlement says neither may enter the other’s home without permission. Mark Sanford lives about a 20-minute drive away in downtown Charleston….

    The complaint filed by Jenny Sanford’s lawyer, Deena Smith McRackan, said that Mark Sanford has “entered into a pattern of entering onto plaintiff’s property. Plaintiff has informed defendant on a number of occasions that this behavior is in violation of the court’s order and has demanded that it not occur again.”

    In Febuary of 2011, McRackan sent a letter to Mark Sanford telling him not to trespass on Jenny Sanford’s property. A copy of that letter was also sent to the local police, according to court filings.

    What a creep!

    • RalphB says:

      Wonder what his fiancee thinks about that creepiness?

      • bostonboomer says:

        She didn’t seem to have a problem with his claiming he was walking the Appalachian trail, missing work for a week, and abandoning his wife and kids to visit her in Latin America. I think she must have a high tolerance for weirdness.

        • I like what his ex-wife said: “I am doing my best not to get in the way of his race,” Jenny Sanford told the AP. “I want him to sink or swim on his own. For the sake of my children I’m trying my best not to get in the way, but he makes things difficult for me when he does things like trespassing.”

        • Hey BB, didn’t you say he had that compulsion to tell the stuff about the mistress? back when the truth came out?

    • NW Luna says:

      “using his cell phone for a flashlight”

      That seems really dumb. But then, trespassing on your ex’s property is really dumb.

  5. NW Luna says:

    When the wild-eyed dogs of day to day
    Come snapping at your heels
    And there’s so much coming at you
    That you don’t know how to feel…

    I was thinking about what happens when life smacks you in the mouth, [when I wrote this song]