Wednesday, January 19, 2011

...let there be light

Our morning walk involved dealt with black ice and lack of light. One smart dog walker had a flashlight in his free hand. Smart fellow. I have no free hand luckily so we felt our way. This time of year, in certain geographic areas, people suffer from a lack of natural sunlight. The easiest way to cure this is to book a flight to somewhere warm and sunny. If you aren't in the mood to fly, stare into a light bulb. On this day in 1883 the first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, began service at Roselle, New Jersey. Unfortunately it was the first performance of Cirque de Soleil and they should have paid more attention to the location of these wires. The audience was none the wiser tho', as Jacques Deschamps looked as though he was on a trapeze. Have fun today, see the light and avoid electrical wires being used as jump ropes. Talk about light, on this day in 19**( her publicist advised me against using all four digits) Dolly Parton, American singer and the actress, known for her very large uhm, collection of wigs, was born.
"I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park." Dolly Parton