I’m shaking my head a lot this morning, trying to figure out if maybe I’m asleep and this is all a dream. Dreams seem to take really odd twists, highlighting odd occurrences. After the last 24 hours, it seems like, as in “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” life is but a dream.
I spent a couple of hours yesterday, along with much of America, watching a balloon glide over the Colorado countryside. The little boy who was feared to be in the balloon turned up a couple of hours later in a box in his family’s attic. The event was captivating and terrifying to watch on television. I’m not the most demonstrative person in the world most of the time, but when that balloon was finally coming down to the ground, I yelled “Get it, man!” when the it hit the ground and a guy was stumbling to grab ahold of the tether.
Having found no balloon boy onboard said balloon, there was then a fair bit of time spent speculating about an object that was seen falling off the balloon at some point. Things seemed bleak. Then the kid turns up in a box in his own attic. Then the kid, during an interview with CNN, blurts out that “we did it for a show” or something like that. Now we’ve got to get to the bottom of that. Somebody nudge me to wake me up, okay?
Then I see this morning that some hillbilly Justice of the Peace in Louisiana denied two people a marriage license because they are an interracial couple. Apparently he’s been doing this for as long as he’s been a JOTP.
That article reads like a story out of The Onion. They could actually reprint the thing almost word for word, and I would have bought it as a spoof. The article says that they guy refuses to marry interracial couples largely out of concern for the children such a union would produce: “Most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society.”
Has this fellow heard who is President?
Again, elbow me in the ribs, will ya? This all has to be something my subconscious is making up to entertain me while I sleep. There’s no way the world is this weird!