Have you Invited this same Stranger to LIVE in with your Family?

Uncategorized Nov 18, 2018

                                                    The Stranger    

A few years after I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning my dad was fascinated with this enchanting new comer. And soon invited him to live with our family.

   The stranger was soon excepted and was around from then on. As I grew up I never questioned his place with my family. In my young mind he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors, mom taught me good from evil and dad taught me to obey. But the stranger he is and was our story teller. He would keep us spell bound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies. If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, present and was able to predict the future.

   The stranger never stopped talking, but dad didn't seem to mind, sometimes mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other so we could listen to what he had to say. She would go into the kitchen for peace and quiet. I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.

   Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions. But the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity was not allowed in our home, from us, our friends or any visitors.  Our long-time visitor however got away with four letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.

   My dad didn’t permit the liberal use of alcohol, but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars ~ manly and pipes ~ distinguished.

   He talked freely, much to freely about sex. His comments were sometime blatant, sometimes suggestive and generally embracing. I know now that my early concepts about relationships were strongly influenced by the stranger.

   Time after time he opposed the values of my parents yet was seldom rebuked.  And never asked to leave. More than 50 years have past since the stranger moved in with my family. He has blended right in. Not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still if you could walk into my parents’ den today you would still find him sitting over in the corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and draw his pictures. His name, well we just call him TV.

He has a wife now, her name is computer, their first child is cell phone and second child are iPad.

                    Me!! Behave badly, really me!

Tarzan ran around partially naked.

Cinderella snuck out and arrived home after midnight.

Pinocchio told lies.

Aladdin was a thief.

Batman drove over 200 miles per hour.

Snow-white lived in a house with 7 men.

Ariel disobeyed her father and sold her soul for a man.

Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos.

Robin Hood was a thief.

Jasmine was in a forbidden relationship with a homeless thief named Aladdin.

Little Red Riding hood didn't listen to her mother and left.

Sleeping beauty was kissed by a stranger.

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