fodder for pharaohs

we’re sniffing fried rainbows and snacking on tadpoles while contemplating underground balloons
can we stop for a moment?
there might be worthy topics that haven’t been flatulent yet
the dogs have waited too long for their chance at being aquanauts
growing weary and teary at the notion of being tried and cried

we loved the tea
just one more plea
please don’t call us again
where do we begin?

Three dimensional shapes

mpila – sphere; ball; globe
pyota – cube; block; square
pyotan – cuboid; “cube-like”
tletsa – cylinder; column; file
uampu – cone; conical
tsiuampu – square-based pyramid (translates to “angled cone”)
tsiuampuhao – triangular-based pyramid (translates to “three-angled cone”)
tletso – prism

All prisms can be called tletso and then specified by the shape of the base and number of angles.

하 거 뵤다 나허 터자 모허뱌여
ha ke pyota nahe tletsa mohepyaye
/ha kɛ pʲoːta naˌɦe t͡ɬɛːt͡ʃa moɦɛpʲaːje/
3SG O cube inside cylinder place-ATT-PST
She tried to put a cube into a cylinder. ~ She tried to put a square peg into a round hole.

David Jablow

Mister Jablow’s art is the best type of provocative. It forces one to reconsider preconceived notions, mostly about morality and cultural norms.

My favorite example of his work is:

Innocuous enough, until he takes it in a wondrously detailed direction:

Whether his work is a commentary on society, or simply a jab at things commonly thought of as banal, it serves the viewer a helping of introspection, and in doing so pointedly wets one’s appetite for more.

let loose

freedom within words
fly like birds

wait for the grapes to become wine
pick tomatoes in the sunshine

harbor no ill will
no reason to harm or kill

under each leaf awaits a creature wanting to live
each one ready to learn, grow, and give

Xooang Choi

These absolutely surreal, yet realistic, sculptures are the reason I love art. Please visit Choi Xooang’s website, and/or make the time to see one of his exhibits.

My daughter drew this for me

My daughter is 5 y/o and new to using a computer, but I thought I would share what she made for me. It’s a picture of a unicorn.

Wisdom from Leonard Nimoy

asa kue niuahi amahilo uampe pala ehe tomepak pa’e motohue
life like garden-DIM time-DIM-PL perfect but preserve-ABIL-NEG except.for memory-LOC