Saturday, December 30, 2006


He was down -- frozen there in a trance- till darkness fell,

and suddenly...

Something Mike Tyson said in a interview? or documentary? a long time ago, when just in his early 20’s, has stuck in my head all these years. While he was watching footage of old fights from the early and mid 1900’s (in order to learn from past masters)- his interest, at one point, turned to the crowds of fight spectators in those films. With a tone of wonder, Mike said something like, “look at those people- most- if not all- are dead now...” Yeah- so- whatever- just a morbid fascination- just a realization that we're not here forever.
Though, I guess it's a good thing to realize--for if we believe contrarily that we are immortal- many of us would never get anything done- or at least not try too hard to. ("Why do today -when you have forever tomorrows?"). I realized the mortality deal early on- but I’m more dim than not- I often put the “pro” in procrastination- though I hope to have many more years to fight it [procrastination]. But maybe there is such a thing as reincarnation- maybe we keep coming back up from the ashes until we reach Nirvana/Heaven- and thus, maybe all living things are Phoenixes.

Mike Tyson is not a dumb man- however, everyone has a bright side and a dim side- his dim side often knocks him out. Mike was arrested and booked into a PHOENIX, Arizona jail this past Friday Mike in Phoenix. I'm rooting for his bright side to come out on top in all of this. Happy, Bright, peaceful New Year to Mike, and to you all!

NewYear'sResolution#1: I will try not to babel so much here in the new year--- or should #1 be, "I will not procrastinate!"?.
I guess everything's confluent.


Blogger neilornstein said...

"Phall if you but will, rise you must: and none so soon either shall the pharce for the nunce come to a setdown secular phoenish."
- James Joyce

8:48 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Your rendering of Tyson, has a dignified, solemn look. a beautiful physique, his spirit doesnt seem to be a good match, but in the spirit of the Phoenix-maybe he will have a rebirth-here's hoping!
I like the symbolism in your second, you and the Phoenix are rooting for the boxer, sure coulden't hurt.
Happy New Year doodleman!

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, very unique idea. I'll keep checking to see what you come up with next.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I always love seeing a different take on things! Tyson isn't the brightest bulb on the tree, but that man could fight in the beginning. There's a song by Todd Snyder or Sneider about rooting for Mike, and how he was always a part of his entourage. Anyway, the song is hilarious! If you're a Tyson fan you'd get a kick out of it.
Thanks for stopping by with your always positive comments :)

6:16 PM  
Blogger luisa brehm said...

like it, Andy !!!
above all the message, i believe it's a very good one for this baby year ....
we must be the Phoenix !!!
hugsssssssss ;-))))))))

5:35 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Thanks for the perfect quote Neil. Every word Joyce used seems to have a million meanings- covering it all.

Part of his spirit sure doesn't match- and it's a boxing match between it all.
Thanks Miri- Happy New Year!

Thanks Michelle- ditto!

Thanks Studio Lolo!- will look up the song.

Thanks Luisa- and hope it's a good Phoenix for all this year- and beyond!

7:07 AM  

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