Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I posted this on Paisley's wonderful blog called The Ink Pot, which I think is simply fabulous. I love contributing to it...

So today I though I'd publish the postcard version of the poem here. As you all know by now that I have a personality disorder bordering on obsessive-compulsive and indeed making postcards has joined the list of my various obsessions.

22 comments:

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Random,
there's always room for more
but if one ever feels bloated one then knows one has had enough - lol

HollyGL said...

Ah, contentment... What a wonderful dream. :)

Titania Starlight said...

I like it. :o)

Josie Two Shoes said...

Wow! Powerful statement, Amber - and I can so relate to it! :-)

Amel's Realm said...

Hey, Amber, you have a talent in making postcards like this and I love the way you express yourself with words.

LOVE this postcard!

Indeed we never get enough of things until we stop ourselves and tell us that enough is enough.

Michelle said...

I love your postcards, Random. You should put them somewhere to sell.

They're unique. :-)

Amel's Realm said...

I agree completely with Michelle! ;-D

Random Magus said...

QUASAR9:
But you always want more even when you know you've had enough - that's just human nature to want till you're sick. At least most of us.

HollyGL:
I know - to not want - it'd be quite a trip

Titania Starlight:
Thanks :-)

Josie Two Shoes:
I wrote it in a fit of anger at myself.

Amel's Realm:
Thanks. Let's take the example of eating, sometimes you know you are totally full and you have had a perfect meal you have to spoil it by eating that extra bite.

Michelle:
Thank you so much. To do that I would have to learn how to use Photoshop. :-)

Amel's Realm:
:)

Mark said...

Great poem, so full of wisdom. We often get lost in the want for "more"! I love what Stephen Wright says in his stand-up routine. If you had everything, where would you put it?" There is a lot of wisdom in this little jab at are obssession to have it all. We must learn to detach from all of the "things" in our life!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ok I swear that I heard Britney say this...
Oh man, she could be reading your blog!

meleah rebeccah said...

LOVE IT. LOVE IT.

(Thanks for the INVITE for the post cards!)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It gave me a good smile.

derick said...

There was a line from a Charles Dickens book/ movie---Oliver Twist---
'PLEASE SIR MAY I HAVE SOME MORE..'
AND HE SAYS--' YOU WANT MORE'
THERE ARE NOT MANY WHO CAN RESIST MORE----so without further ado --can we please have some more of those postcards---thank you for the light that they bring
derick

phil said...

Amber, that really is a profound postcard. You are a deep feeling person and it comes across. You sum up what I feel so often about myself. How amazing to be able to tap into your emotions and express them in a way that others can relate. You have a unique gift. Wow.

Sandip Maiti said...

It is a very powerful thought; deep down we ALL want more.

Ricardo said...

You have become a postcard making fool and also have given us a nice commentary of over consumption.

paisley said...

random... thank you for sharing that with me and allowing me to post it on the ink pot... i loved your words... and your post card.... you are a bit compulsive... but it looks like so much fun i have stayed away from that site just so i don't get caught up!!!!!!

Random Magus said...

Mark:
That'd be the ideal state to achieve because at that stage everything received would be extra and something you could do without so you wouldn't be worried 24/ about losing it.

The Real Mother Hen:
Oh Dear! where do I find a gun:)

meleah rebeccah:
Invitation to obsession ;)

Jean-Luc Picard:
I am glad :)

derick:
Thank you so much. You know Oliver Twist I just couldn't get through, Great Expectations I loved but OT was too harsh. Had it as my course book.

phil:
Wow. Thank you so much. This is high praise and I am quite overjoyed.:)

Sandip Maiti:
Thank you for introducing me to the postcard site :)

Ricardo:
I know - 2 birds with one stone :)

paisley:
And I love The Ink Pot. Not only a bit but a lot compulsive

RubyShooZ said...

More? Do we need it or just want it? The older I've gotten, the more I look at all this stuff and think I thought I wanted it but it's just stuff -

The stuff can chain us down. Here I am, looking at this materialistically though so maybe I should take another look.

Peace and love.

~ RS ~

Random Magus said...

Hey Ruby - I meant it everyday materialistically, emotionally physically. We do chain ourselves down and even when we know we are at full capacity, whether it be our closet or our stomachs anything else we still don't want to throw things out just get more...

Rolando said...

That's very cool that you did that. I've still yet to learn Photoshop. :)

Michelle said...

Random

Here's a friend of mine who has her art on cards, T shirts and mugs.

http://www.cafepress.com/minnasplace

I think your postcards would be perfect for this idea. I love your mix of words and pictures. :-)