Thursday, June 12, 2008

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

I learned early in life. I have been thinking about one of our old childish way that we pick things.

Eeny, meeny miny moe... I have just learned of the nursey rhymes has a rich history and checkered past. There are racist version of this rhyme against African-American and a version that targeted against Japanese - Americans. Learning all these tainted my orginal anaylsis of this American nursey rhyme.

But I'm going to re-tool, re-take, for my mine, purposes. It is the American way, if you dont like something re-interperate.

I was thinking that it is a valid way to look at life, to look at love. We used in our youths. We used to pick which things we wanted. Used for to pick how was on our team when we were playing games. Is that not what the search for a parnter is... picking/finding someone that is going to be on your team. I say that finding love is not to different from; eeny, meeny miny moe. I think that it has the instrustions that we are meant to live our life partners with. For in the middle of the rhyme it talks about catching a tiger by it's toe. I think that you can substitue a tiger by toe, with catching love. I think that the rhyme is wise and telling.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Catch a tiger by the toe
If he hollers let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

My mother said
To pick the very best one
And you are it. or [And you are NOT it].

Catch that love by the toe. And if that love hollers let it go. It is an old theme. If you love someone let me go, and if they dont come back, you werent meant to be. Maybe that is how we'll know if we are picking the very best one. And depending on who is picking, you'll want to be it.