10 Days Of Dougie – Day 4: Day Dreaming, One Night Stands and Ebony & Ivory…

Ten Days Of Dougie – Day 4
Day Dreaming, One Night Stands And Ebony & Ivory
September 30, 2017
DougMaynard.com

It is way too early on a Saturday morning. Hell, it’s not even morning yet actually as I haven’t even been to bed yet…

And I wrote that and then went to bed. Okay, not really. I wrote that, answered a tapping on my living room window, dealt with a little bit of drama as true colors showed themselves and a “fun little diversion from life” turned into what Chris Jericho would refer to as a “Stupid Idiot!”. I pulled a Barney Fife and nipped it in the bud pretty quickly and then actually did go to bed. And this little column, this little project, was ignored and cast aside for a few hours. And now I’m up (again) and getting ready for work and instead of my usual “get dressed, eat, daydream for a hour, go to work routine”, I’m now sitting at my computer and writing this. Oh vey, this is going to be a long day.

And now, before I do anything else, let’s find that “Magic Bag” and get to picking. What are the topics of the day? We have day dreaming, one night stands and “Ebony & Ivory”. Okay, I think I’ve got this. It’s Day 4 and away we go…

Day Dreaming…

I am one of the world’s worst about sitting around and letting my mind wander, aka “day dreaming”. I can be engaged in a conversation (listening to someone just go on and on and on, much like I do with these blogs when I’m pissed off or in a mood) and just totally zone out with my thoughts and mind millions of miles away. And usually, they’ll never know. So what great dreams or thoughts occupy my mind when I go into one of these spells? Sometimes, it’s looking at a person and constructing in my mind, a whole different life or identity for that person, not who they really are, but who I think they could be. Sometimes, it’s my mind working on a story or fiction or future blog that may or may not get written at some point in the immediate future. Sometimes, I’m having memories of what we would call the “good old days” and my so-called “glory days”. And sometimes, I’m just thinking about what I’ll be having for lunch or dinner. When the mind starts to wander, anything is possible and it can go anywhere, unhampered by physical restrictions of even logic. And sometimes, in the middle of the day, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of real life, reality and that loud woman screaming “how much is dis?”, it’s a great escape. It’s a tool to keep it real and keep sane. Always a wonderful thing.

One Night Stands…

Sometimes, you just have to say “what the hell!” and be a little reckless or take a crazy chance. And if it involves another person and a little “knock out the cobwebs and casual, no commitment booty”, that’s what we call a “One Night Stand”. You don’t really have to know this person or have any kind of real relationship with the person, but you both have an itch to be scratched and have mutually agreed to serve as the “back-scratcher” for the other. Some people are not comfortable with this kind of situation and I get that. It’s not for everyone and I’m not saying that it’s right or wrong, but it is what it is and sometimes, the arms of a stranger, even if it’s just for one night, can be mighty comforting and necessary. If it’s two adults and neither are in a relationship, what happens in Vegas, right? Sounds like a plan to me and I say, “What the hell? Have fun and go crazy!”. And there’s not a thing wrong with that. ‘Nuff said!

And finally…

Ebony and Ivory…

It was the title of a song by Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, performed way back in the early 80’s, that promoted racial harmony and togetherness. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, we’re all brothers and in this together. That’s a great thought and concept and something that seems to have been forgotten in these days of BLM, taking a knee, statues being removed and everyone playing that damn race card. The song said it very well. Here are the lyrics…

Ebony and Ivory (written by Paul McCartney)

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don’t we?

We all know that people are the same where ever we go
There is good and bad in ev’ryone,
We learn to live, we learn to give
Each other what we need to survive together alive.

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh lord why don’t we?

Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony
Ebony, ivory, ooh

We all know that people are the same where ever we go
There is good and bad in ev’ryone,
We learn to live, we learn to give
Each other what we need to survive together alive.

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh lord why don’t we?

Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony (repeat and fade)

I think more people these days need to listen to this song and learn this. We’re all the same and the color of skin is a stupid reason for hatred and discrimination. If you want to hate someone, do it because they’re an idiot or obnoxious or belong on “the list”, reasons that matter. Maybe it’s time that someone did a remake of this song and spread some common sense and love for a change. Wait a moment. Promote racial harmony and unity. Promote brotherhood? In today’s America? What the hell am I thinking? Someone will probably call me racist for even suggesting that, what with my “white privilege” and all that. Hey Stevie and Paul, it’s time to get back into the studio and do a Part II for this song. If America doesn’t need it now, I don’t know when would be better.

And I’m through. I have to go get ready for work. Back tomorrow with Day 5 of 10. Have a great day and if you live in Laurinburg, four words for you. “No New City Hall!”. Until the next time, thoughts and comments are welcome. Take care.

Ubuntu!

@00 @ 1 tawondr ccartney

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