the daily purge 4-17-17


Last year, My Sweet Rib and her gang of dames drove to southern Indiana for a wine tour. In a hunkydunk store MSR found this hanging pot man. She bought it for The Purging Lutheran for $1.00. My world was turned up side down. Only $1.00? I would have been willing to pay three times that. OK, let us not get confused with tricky economics.

Is it a wind chime? If it is, it would only make those clunking sounds clay pots make when playing tackle football. I don’t think it was meant to be a wind chime. MSR knows as well as me that we fail at wind chimes. We both love windchimes. I mean, really, c’mon who doesn’t enjoy a windchime? Nature and metalsmithing combine to create (choose your favorite)

1) soothing 2) mellow 3) honeyed 4) mellifluous 5) agreeable

sounds on a warm summer evening with the kids playing tag in the front yard, your wife waxing the car and you shooing away flies with the afternoon paper while enjoying a cool glass of water on the front stoop. All windchimes we have bought all defy the simplest law of nature – wind. We don’t know where it comes from and we don’t know where it ends up, but we do know that wind never … NEVER visits our windchimes. EVER. Limp noodles make better chimes than the ones we buy and we buy real, metal chimes, we really do! We just seem to have a knack of buying the stupid ones.

I am throwing this away because it is not a windchime. How do I know it is not? Because it is broken. The wind knocked it around and two tiny pots broke and fell to the ground.

Proverbs 11:29

Exploit or abuse your family, and end up with a fistful of air;
common sense tells you it’s a stupid way to live.


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