Home Depot and the Illuminati
Brianna/50 MM 1.8 II/natural lighting/manual
“You’re seriously not going to go out there like that, right?” I asked my daughter, Brianna.
“Of course,” she said.
“Um…with that…Illuminati symbol? Seriously?”
She smiled. I laughed. And then I left her alone.
This is Southern Indiana; it may as well be the deep South. Rednecks and hillbillies are thick around here. I quickly put things into proper perspective: she has every right to wear whatever she wants on her face, head, or any other body part. The fact that I disagree is really not the point: I need to respect her choices.
So we headed out to the Home Depot, and short of being lynched, publicly, it went well! There are lots of pot-bellied guys in suspenders there- “good ole boys” who like traditional things and people that just don’t push envelopes or stretch boundaries. Ha. My little family is exceptionally good at that and I’m so proud of my kids.
The looks she got by “the good ole boys” at the Home Depot were shocking (and, hilarious). Brianna walked straight forward with a dedicated gait and didn’t flinch. She didn’t look to see what others thought or if they even looked at her. I gained a new respect for her that day. I still don’t like the Illumnati symbol (at all) but certainly appreciate a person who stands his or her ground and challenges others to bend their perspectives- to break out of their stagnant mindsets and breathe new air- even if that air is foreign and seemingly “threatening”.
I remember well what one of my best friends (of 8 or so years) said to me once over the IM. I’m a Christian- he’s an Athiest- and we were alright to “go there” with each other. Not always- but we didn’t shy away from the subject ever. We liked to know what made the other tick and why we chose to believe what we did, so we often prodded and poked, respectfully.
“Well, you, being an unbeliever…da da da…” I said, foolishly.
“I’m not an unbeliever,” he said. “I just don’t believe the same things you do.”
To this day, that’s one of the most riveting things anybody has ever said to me. Profound even. For six years or so, he and I were so very close. I think of him often and love him dearly. He remains an Athiest and I remain a Christian- but we had a unique understanding and respect for one another. He remains one of my favourite people ever.
It’s too late to be rambling on about the Illuminati and Home Depot and rednecks and stuff. I have to be up early in the morning. I need to go
do loads of schoolwork watch Dual Survivor while I eat roasted chicken.
I think it’s great you respect your kids enough to let them stand for what they want too. So many parents missed this class and as a result, their children feel ashamed because they cannot express themselves. This is also probably why you have a great relationship with your kids! I loved the fabulous line ” It’s too late to be rambling on about the Illuminati and Home Depot and rednecks and stuff. I have to be up early in the morning. I need to go do loads of schoolwork watch Dual Survivor while I eat roasted chicken.” hahaha I can so relate to that one!! 🙂 School work can wait…our shows definitely cannot! They keep us sane ! now that I am all caught up at 3 AM on your posts I may just try going back to sleep. Or I may go for an eary morning jog followed by a meditation session. No… most definitely bed LOL.
May 9, 2013 at 4:15 am
Aww, M&M- you don’t have to comment on all of the posts- but I’ll tell you, I surely appreciate your support and friendship. You mean a lot to me. :0) And yeah, me , food and the TV- we have a little “thing going on”. I know it’s a bad habit to eat with the remote but MAN- a girl’s gotta have SOME pleasure in life, huh? If I’m not not going to smoke weed and kick back the Jack Daniels, then you better believe I’m going to throw down with some greasy pork chops and ice cream and some trashy reality TV. (That’s living, isn’t it?)
I hope you were able to catch up on some rest. 😉
May 10, 2013 at 1:28 am
by the way…I have no idea what symbol is abover her eye or even what it means. Out of curiosity can you explain?
May 9, 2013 at 4:17 am
Dual Survivor, my butt…You were prolly watching reruns of Dukes of Hazzard! :-p LOLOL
May 9, 2013 at 9:07 am
Haa. I’m so busted.
(That Roscoe is SMOKING!)
May 10, 2013 at 1:21 am
The eye in the triangle was originally a symbol of the Egyptian deity Horus, thought to provide Egyptian royalty with divine protection and fortune; it sometimes represented sacrifice and healing. It is now used in occult circles to represent enlightenment or the ‘illumination’ of man (usually known as the All-Seeing Eye in this regard).
May 26, 2013 at 4:01 am