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Left Overs For Lunch “Pink Terror”

Posted by jon on March 20, 2012 in not so deep thoughts |

In today’s post we revisit an experience from Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival several years ago. It was the topic of one of my very first “God is Everywhere” posts. So I hope you enjoy some left overs.

Its spring in Macon, GA and for many people that means it’s time to bring out all things pink for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Personally I have no problem most things pink. I have even been known to rock the pink shirt from time to time, in a manly way of course (I have yet to delve into the arena of pink pants and I think we’d all agree that’s a good thing). However I am quite disturbed by the lengths “the pink” is taken by some in our fair city.

Honestly if you’re not at least bothered by this picture of a ferocious pink poodle then you should see someone, you need help. How does that even come up as a good idea? Are two folks sitting around one evening, “I’m really excited about the Cherry Blossom Festival!” “Me too, I know, let’s dye the dog pink!!!” Actually, anytime dog dyeing is brought up it’s a good indication that things have gotten out of hand. I could be wrong but I can’t think of anything that warrants the coloring of a canine. Let’s think, child birth, marriage, graduation, the blooming of an indigenous plant? No, I’ve got nothing. And let’s face it this dog looks none too happy.

Maybe it’s not about the pink. Perhaps it’s just an excuse for a party, some fair food and questionably assembled ride run by even more questionable personnel. Seriously, nothing says I’m qualified to handle heavy machinery quite like that unwashed staff t-shirt, and the beat up RV parked behind the ride. Where do I buy my tickets?

All in all though, we had a good time. There’s something about a turkey leg and $5 coke mixed with flashing lights and a funnel cake that even today can capture one’s imagination. Sitting with my daughter I think we were equally transfixed by the whole experience. For her it was all larger than life and for me not only could I remember those feelings but to see her experience it is just as special. We all need a time where we can suspend our cynicism and just enjoy those experiences that can unify all of us in a sense of wonder. Of course, even at her young age I think intuitively Cee knew that there was something seriously wrong with that pink pooch.

Until next time, God is Everywhere.

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