How this ASpoonfulofSuga Blog Got Started
While I have always been a very introspective person, I have found as time went on that I had less and less means available to articulate the different thoughts and reflections I come out with. Despite having another blog I found it to be limiting due to the content of what I wrote about their. I wanted to have a blog where I could be as crazy or serious as I liked and thus this blog was born based on a reflection on a T. S. Eliot quote:
Humankind cannot stand very much reality.
Late one night after watching reruns of Christopher Lambert movies on Netflix, I found myselves singing the song A Spoon of Sugar from the Mary Poppins movie. While like you I found it strange that Christopher Lambert has found so much work, I decided to use the nightmarish tale of Mary Poppins as the inspiration for this blog. Why well no one myself included want to hear the honest truth and when we are forced to hear the truth we like the truth to be like our fast food and soft drinks, overly processed, unknown carcinogens added as well as red dye 40, ascorbic acid, aluminum sulfate and of course an irresponsible amount of sugar.
A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way
So on this blog I misappropriate reality and add the necessary spoonful of sugar for your enjoyment
Who Is Mr MuthafuckingMaryPoppins?
MrMary is a character that no one ever sees but who is never the less felt from behind the margins. He is an omage to characters such as Godot, Ms Columbo, and Mr Mary Poppins. It was my abberant thinking that said one Ms Mary Poppin was one married to a bitter cynical minority man who while was good sexually, was opressing to be around because he by habit exposed the fanciful but fictitous constructs she used as a crutch to go through life. She left him one day and has sought to make things right for the little caucasian kids living in the affluent suburbs of a first world metropolis. We all know that some extra love, sugar, singing and dancing are the perfect way of innoculating todays children against bittnerness and cynicism. (Her ex-husband being a minority explains the twinkle in her eye she gets when she sees the chimney sweeps all covered in soot.)
The picture to the right is of the character Piggy from the book The Lord of the Flies. In the story Piggy is the voice of reason and the moral compass [oerly simplified] who is effectively silenced forever when he is killed. It is a reminder to me to remember that telling the truth is like anal sex without any librication: painful, and that people have a tendency to kill the messenger or anyone not talking about the weather and the banalities of the day.
There is a whole page dedicated to the character of MrMary here