Thursday, January 15, 2015

Life Is Like A Box of Golden Eggs, Once You Escape . . .

In search of the golden egg 1

My brother was convinced there was such a thing as a golden egg. He has spent a good deal of his life looking for one. 

I must admit I sort of took it on as a personal mission to encourage him to believe in fairy tales. He kissed tons of frogs looking for his prince. He spent years trying to spin straw into gold and he even tried to cook a kid named Hansel once in the old oven we had out in the barn.

  In search of the golden egg 2

Turns out kids named Hansel are smarter than frogs and as soon as the water heated up, he jumped out. My brother tried to cover it all and say he was just, "giving him a bath"  but frankly I would have stuck with "I was trying to cook him." It's not that bath houses were unheard of back when I was a kid, just out in the back of the barn in the middle of the prairie bible belt . . . not so much. 

I think my grandfather was probably the "father" who invented homophobia. People back then didn't really put a lot of thought into what they were against, it was a gift.  To make sure they did not miss anything, they went with hating everything and then scaled that back to 1 or 2 things that were allowed. 

Men were allowed to make their wives cook and clean for them and women were allowed to obey their husbands.  

My brother was a dreamer. 

He may not have been the only one but after we saw what happened to him and the whole Hansel thing, none of us were ever going to admit to dreaming about anything. I assured my grandfather I didn't have a single dream anywhere in my head . . . except of course, the bright future ahead of me ... cooking and cleaning . . .

  In search of the golden egg 3

And then people ask my why I left the farm when I was 12.

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