Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another Installment of Twofer Tuesday

Here's a bluebird on the Kootenay Plains. I mention birds in my opening sentence so it is tangentially related to today's post. Mostly I just wanted to run a pretty picture.

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s Twofer Tuesday time again.
I’m currently reading the second of two books my FIL lent me on curing heart disease. I’m tickled silly about it because I’d never heard of either of them and they’re fascinating and useful.
This week’s sentences are from Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, by Dean Ornish, M.D. (Ivy Books, Ballantine, 1990 and 1996).

In a chapter on opening your heart he looks at expressing feelings as opposed to thoughts and judgments. The two chosen sentences:

“I’m right.
You’re wrong.”

I’m getting toward the end of A Fly on the Wall, but I still managed to cobble together something.

Here the mirror is on offer at a community garage sale. A young child is talking to it. The second sentence is the mirror’s response.

“‘You’re not a person. You have to be a person to speak.’
‘You’re very limiting. Why are you right?’ ”

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the Bag Lady said...

The book your FIL loaned you sounds interesting, but your sentences make me want to read yours even more! I can hardly wait 'til I get the chance.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, df Bag Lady. Your day will come.

Hilary said...

It's quite interesting and amusing how your lines mirror the Ornish lines. I remember him from when he made the talk show circuits back in the 90s.

The lines also reminded me of a spoof on the once popular "I'm OK. You're OK." It was called "I'm OK. You're Not So Hot."

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, it wasn't deliberate. I didn't see the correlation until a few hours after I'd made the post. I was frankly tickled silly when I saw what I had done.
I hadn't heard of the Dr. until I saw this book. It appears he's still doing his thing.

Reb said...

Oh, I like both sets today and the correlation between them. Well done.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so very much, Reb.

Barbara Martin said...

What child wouldn't want a mirror that talks? I would have begged my mother to buy it, and not tell her it did.

Leah J. Utas said...

I totally need you for my book, Barbara.