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What does 'comfort' mean to you?

May 29th, 2006 (06:22 pm)

Comfort. I often think back to a certain time in my life with fondness. Descending from the staircase, wearing my red and black satin smoking jacket. "Lois?" How wonderful it was to have staff at my beck and call. "Bring me the morning paper and a cup of coffee. Now!" I would settle on the couch in the study of Llanfair, sun streaming through the glass doors that lead to the garden.

Lunch would be brought to me on a silver platter. Meals prepared by a first class chef. As the sun set, I would indulge with a glass of brandy and perhaps a good book. Maybe even the good book. If I needed a laugh, there was always the ridiculous tabloid: The Sun. That Todd Manning was a piece of work!

What would I consider comfort today? A glass of fresh brewed iced tea. Sharing "The Message" with those who might accept it. Not having to look over my shoulder. Yes indeed, that's my idea of comfort.


Posted by: Poppy Alessandros (sure_shot_honey)
Posted at: May 30th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)

I think I have a great new way to broadcast 'the message' out to the youth of today.

Posted by: Mitch Laurence (heedmitch)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)

Why really? *smiles* Please do tell, young lady...

Posted by: Poppy Alessandros (sure_shot_honey)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)

You need something that speaks to them. Something like...

God is funky
God is cool
Come to church
Don't be no fool.

Probably performed by one of those rap artists us kids look up to these days, like Vanilla Ice or MC Hammer.

Posted by: Mitch Laurence (heedmitch)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)

Hmmm, that sounds like something a popular TV star would say. What was his name again... oh yes, Mr. T! All the kids still look up to him, don't they? Although he prefers milk over iced tea.

MC Hammer is also a preacher, from what I recall. I appreciate that his songs include a message. Vanilla Ice is a little shady though.

Your ideas are intriguing. Let's discuss this further, please.

Posted by: Poppy Alessandros (sure_shot_honey)
Posted at: June 5th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)

Of course, Mr T is wicked cool, with all the bling and whatnot. He's the retro Fifty Cent. And probably cheaper to book.

Irony of calling Vanilla Ice shady aside, he, MC Hammer and Mr T would make a fantastic church promoting crew. Maybe DJ Jazzy Jeff can lay down some slamming beats.

You think so? I think I feel a little tingly.

Posted by: Mitch Laurence (heedmitch)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)

Bling? Fifty Cent? Hmmm... guess I'm not up on the latest lingo. Forgive me.

You have such energy Miss! I think you should help promote the Church of Lazarus...


Posted by: Poppy Alessandros (sure_shot_honey)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)

When it's lingo like that, it's best to be in the dark. Trust me.

Really? Wow, I'd point out the irony but I don't want to dishearten such an enthusiastic preacher. But I don't think I'd really suit Christian rock.

Posted by: Mitch Laurence (heedmitch)
Posted at: June 8th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)

Thank you for not deeming me too unhip, or whatever the term is nowadays. *smiles*

The Church of Lazarus is sort of an alternative to uptight institutions. No one is judged for their lifestyles. All are welcome especially those with extra cash.

You're a singer? Very interesting! Oh, no Christian rock here. I believe we can find an important message in any type of music. Although I admit being partial to Huey Lewis and the News. Always open to new stuff though.

Posted by: Poppy Alessandros (sure_shot_honey)
Posted at: June 8th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)

Being hip is overrated. Uncool is the new cool.

I see. You're one of those laid back funky institutions that has members called Sister Sunshine and the like?

That's good. I don't think I could go all Creed. And the music I like does have an important message... Maybe I should make you a tape.

Posted by: Mitch Laurence (heedmitch)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)

Really? *smiles and nods* Uncool is the new cool? I like it...

Although I'm laid back, I'd rather avoid the cheesy nick names. They used to call me 'The Messenger' - suppose they still do. Is that cool, or should I say uncool?

Creed? If I recall correctly, their message was too obvious. You on the other hand could probably sell the message to the young people of today. I'd love a tape or CD. I invested in one of those new fangled devices.

Posted by: Poppy Alessandros (sure_shot_honey)
Posted at: July 3rd, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)

Of course. Anyone can pose and feign 'cool'. And that's just dull.

That's quite cool though it could make you sound a bit like a hitman in the Sin City/ Tarantino vein. Which is quite funky for a preacher man.

Me selling that to kids would be a wonderful hypocrisy. Quite appropriate for the church really. It'd definitely be a tape. It's classic.

Posted by: Mitch Laurence (heedmitch)
Posted at: August 19th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
and I will heal you

I definitely prefer for people to be themselves.

A hit man, huh? Don't think I've seen "Sin City" and not sure what you mean by Tarantino vein... guess there's lots you could teach me about popular culture.

My boombox also has a cassette player, so please so send me a tape. You are quite interesting. *smiles*

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