10 thoughts on “Pissing One-liners Away

      • Well – it is – um – – vulgar? I don’t know – but it always made me laugh – especially, when an elder who was teaching me life skills, would ask a question during lunch or the end of the day, and would grin and observe me working back through the day, to find the ‘answer to the question’ that they had shared with me – At some point, when I would raise my eyes heavenward, or gaze sightless across the world about me while my sight turned inward, to find the ‘answer already given’, my greatest teachers of youth, would laugh over the pause and say, “are you peeing in the wind? To see if it comes back to you?” – Mainly because, it was a joke – as the only girl, often, on any endeavor, I mightily begrudged the fact that taking a bathroom break from the fields of work, meant, I had to walk back to the house, do, and walk back, to keep ‘decorum’ on even balance – while my cousins could just stop and take a short break, do their thing, and go back to work, then tease me about how ‘far behind on production’ I was – regarding how many bales turned or thrown onto the trailer – sigh – I guess, given proper standards, the knowledge of all grown men on where young men’s minds turn AND my desire to be seen as hard a worker as they were, all colesced together, to make me rather frustrated over it all – but, overall, the elder men of ‘my work tribe’ always gave me my ‘chance to shine’ in knowledge, at the end of the day – and often said, “see? She may do less, but she remembers more – and she is not silly enough to piss into the wind” – in their attempt to ‘reward’ me for the vigors of ‘work accomplished’ that day – sigh – I hadn’t really thought of all of that – but again – while some males have been the most hurtful foes, on the other hand? there were always males about who honored me as I was, were my protector against things I was too naive/young to fully understand, and yet, were, in the end, my greatest teachers AND champions! 😀

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