Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

To Be, or Not To Be

To be, or not to be,
a camel or human?

Thoughts of a camel, "I feel happy, content and fulfilled.
I'm proud of myself."
But most of all do you know what day this is?

"Beauty is not what you are on the outside,
it is the wisdom and time you gave away to
save another struggling soul like you."
Shannon L. Alder

If you truly want to know what's going on in America,

you have to step out to see for yourself.

Earlier I showed a few snapshots from our great together
The Minnesota State Fair 2017
but I uncovered even a grander insight while at

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival 2017.

High fashion is a nuisance.
Said the Merman.

Who knew there were boy mermaids?
There called merman!

Beware what lies beneath your feet!

His act is much like the spider drawing its prey into the web!
Only he lassos them with a rope!

"Do act mysterious. It always keeps them coming back for more."
Carolyn Keene

The Renaissance performer who is too afraid to overreach her/himself 
goes home with empty pockets!

One of my favorite things is to catch new (never seen before) skits that these marvelous hardworking performance artists come up with!

"When the world itself is draped in the mantle of night,

the mirror of the mind is like the sky
in which thoughts twinkle like stars."
Khushwant Singh

"Joy is the best makeup."
Anne Lamott

Happiness is a shared conversation.

Who knows what goes on in the mind of fairies.

One thing is for certain there are always fairies 
wherever there are children.

"You must give everything to make your life
as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination."
Roman Payne

Some people believe walking in heels is hard but imagine walking on stilts!


"Everything is about energy.

The way you feel around certain people,
will tell you if this connection
needs to be stopped or not."

A wee little munchkin asked over and over before her Mommy finally answered.
"Mommy, mommy why do they have balloons on their heads?"

PoP! POP! POp!

"Not forever does the bulbul sing."
I think you'll enjoy his song.

Last but by all accounts not least

Note: If you're a fan of Donald J. Trump stop reading now.

Normally, I don't air politics here but lately
his shortcomings have worsened from unbelievable to unimaginable,

alarming right?

Well, even folks at the fair are retaliating. I have to share what a young woman probably in her 20's said as we gazed at this torture set-up.

Me: Oh my it's trump!
Her:  Oh yeah, that's who it is.
Me: May I ask who you voted for?
Her: (sheepishly) him.

Inside a castle dungeon torture chamber
the description reads as: Tongue Stretcher
1407 - 1735
Used on liars the
prisoner was
strapped upright and
a piece of leather
was sewn through
their tongue with a
rope attached then
weight was added
until they confessed 
or they lost their
tongue for good.

"Truthful hyperbole' is a contradiction in terms, 
It's a way of saying. It's a lie,but who cares?'
Tony Schwartz"
It's also the style of #45

You know you can hear him say this,
"Education is important but bigly
 winners is more importanter."
Somebody check my rating for today.

Thanks for stopping in I hope you're still with me.
Take good care of you.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fun! I haven't been to a Renaissance fair in years. We don't have one near us where we live now.

Anonymous said...

There is the Bristol Renaissance Faire that is here every Summer. I have never been to it, or any faires. Bill worked at it one Summer back in 1980. There is a culture of these people. It would make a great book. You could provide the pictures! Hugs.

Elephant's Child said...

Oh what fun.
I am pleased that the young woman's eyes have been opened too.

RedPat said...

I've never been to a renaissance festival. Looks cool!

Cloudia said...

Glad done of his voters wised up.

Thanks for taking us to restorative places, K

Revrunner said...

Now I remember what day it is. :-)

sage said...

Oh the tongue stretcher! LOL

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Maybe not a camel . . . but a bird of prey. Soaring a hundred feet in the air, looking down on the world . . . I could dig that

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a fun post Karen ☺ love all the gorgeous costumes and absolutely.. we had fairies in our garden for years when Aimee was little, even now I spot them out the corner of my eye now and then ☺ Very happy to hear that one #45 supporter has come to her senses 😀

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Well, now...I'm surprised ol' Prez hasn't tweeted about THIS!

My daughter would love the Renaissance faire!

And me? Gimme the merman. Anytime.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Looks brilliant! I have no idea what a renaissance fair is, but it looks huge fun. Love your shots and commentary as usual. Like you, I try to keep politics out of my site (difficult, given what I write about sometimes), but I'm still trying to figure out how, in the 21st century, the world has ended up with a couple of national leaders trading insults like schoolboys in a playground. To be fair, I have diminishing respect for most politicians anyway - but the current situation with North Korea is nasty.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Renaissance festival looks like it was fun. Great series of photos.

I will never be a fan of Trump! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

That tongue stretcher looks painful! Wonderful hairpiece :-).