Dear Ones, Because Self Loves You So Much

Because self loves her dear blog readers so much, she is sad if she can’t share every particle of every day she is in Scotland.

So here’s a wee morsel.

It’s from a book of poems called Scunnered, by Des Dillon, who self learned is quite a popular Scottish writer (At least, Blackwell’s near the University of Edinburgh carries four of his books.  Whereas, when she inquired if they had any of Morag Joss, they had none. What. A. Crying. Shame)

Mother’s Advice

You need money to
be able to believe that
you don’t need money.

Self had to look up the definition of the word “scunnered” and found that a “scunner” is a “strong dislike or aversion” (This from The Free Dictionary).  “Scunnered,” therefore, means to feel a strong dislike or aversion?  Now self is even more confused, as the book isn’t about dislikes.  It seems more like a collection of aphorisms, or like a Scottish version of haiku.

Self purchased another book by Mr. Dillon:  a one-act play about two men, fans of rival soccer teams, who are forced to spend a night in jail with each other, locked in a cell.  Title:  Singin’ I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim.  On the upper right hand corner of the book’s cover is a warning:  Contains very strong language.

Like the ones self heard from the construction workers she’d eavesdropped on, last weekend?  The conversation went something like:

“I think I’m going fucking demented.”  (Only “fucking” sounded like “focking”)

“You fucking WHAT?”

“I said, I think I’m going fucking demented.”

What? (Pause) Fuck!


Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Here: Monday, Mid-June

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