Ab, away from, surd sound.

Deaf, literally, though sourd in French means deaf.  It’s a bit confusing.  Do the roots imply that the unhearing are unsound, a judgment faulty in the way that the left-handed were once seen as sinister?

Out of tune, one etymology proposes. An absurd suggestion, but welcome.

What is true: like my siblings, I’m going deaf.

Watch this little video; find the instance of the absurd:

Bob, E, and I are on the patio getting what sun there is to be gotten in my shady garden in our cool gray city of love, when our drifting conversation is broken by a startling, loud voice from beyond the fence above:

“What a bunch of assholes!”

Who in our peaceful neighborhood would be so worked up so early in the day?  And who was she calling a bunch of assholes?  Us?

“She said apples,” E said.





4 responses to “ABSURDO

  1. Certainly a manageable circumstance if my experiences can adequately serve as a guide. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s don’t be discouraged; you, too, can have fun with it: http://thingsimind.tumblr.com/post/4977937634/a-rare-breed-perhaps

  2. Serena Billmayer

    What? What’d you say? Your siblings? No way. Just ask Mike!

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