The New Doormat

1 Sep

“Our family doesn’t have a head.

Only an expanded heart and two bums, typically waggling in time to a tune.

Patriarchy is best parked at the door.”

~ A sign I’m considering putting up at the entrance to our home

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8 Responses to “The New Doormat”

  1. Aunty G September 3, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    So, you’ve eliminated from Life, a spice
    A Patriarch is imperative when one needs advice
    Our’s is so sagacious
    Practical and tenacious
    Even more, our Matriarch is twice as nice!

  2. Meera September 3, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    I love the idea of the sign. Is it to be treated as part of general instructions for all visitors or are you trying to send a message to someone specific? I was not aware that patriarchy is such a menace in this country.

    Aunty G, love your ditty. Are you perchance writing a book?

  3. alice September 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    An OJ ism topped with a dollop of Aunty G.. the perfect bite of sensible delight 😀

  4. Aunty G September 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Meera, my dear, i can’t write a book
    ‘Cos, you see, if you closely look
    They’re relevant to the subject
    Very few stand-alone-object
    But thanks for the compliment, which i happily took!i

  5. Aunty G September 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Alice, O’ Wonder, you too rhyme well
    Your words always make my heart swell
    But, enough said
    Shouldn’t reach my head
    And bless OJ’s blog, where we so well gel!

  6. Orange Jammies September 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Aunty G: You just took the most loaded term in the dictionary and transformed it into a Santa Claus figure! I’m laughing even as I butt my head against a wall.

    Meera: Oh general directions for all who enter! Your third sentence had me sucking my breath in. Then I wrote a post about it. An email’s coming your way. 😉

    alice: We’re so yummylicious around these parts, no? 🙂

  7. Aban September 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    I think the image I conjured up via your words is a cute one of a Headless Heart with Two Bums wiggling away and a Jukebox blasting music! I like the words on the doormat. Now is this to give tacit warning to The Boy that patriarchy is best left at the door, or else……?!
    Bicharo Boy! I can’t see him wielding the vaylan (rolling pin) of patriarchy.

  8. Orange Jammies September 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Abanty: The Boy doesn’t need any patriarchy alerts. 😆 And why is he “bicharo”?

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