Ask Not?

May 11th, 2009

I don’t know what this directive on the theater marquee across the street from my office refers to, but it made me start doodling mentally and filling in the blanks. 
ASK NOT:
* for more than you need.
* for something that rightfully belongs to someone else.
* for extra dessert because you’ll hate yourself for it in the morning.
* for advice unless you’re going to take it.
* for an Incomplete unless you have mono or swine flu because you’ll hate yourself for it next semester.
* for something or someone bad for you unless you’re willing to take the consequences.
* for an easy life because you’ll be a fragile hothouse flower instead of a hardy perennial.
* for just one more procedure because you’ll end up looking like Joan Rivers. Even Demi Moore might end up looking like Joan Rivers.
* for closure because doors don’t always get shut as we move from one room of our life to another.

5 Responses to “Ask Not?”

  1. magpie says:

    ask not….
    but only be

  2. Allegra Smith says:

    Ask not but question a lot. Authority, decisions that come from the brain not from the heart, why not to use white shoes in winter.

    And for the love of beauty never never tattoo a rose. That is how I think of face lifts and assorted other barbaric procedures such as injecting your face with poison. Insanity to please whom? People as insipid, and clueless as they are? Faces with no expressions, eyes that look desperate or empty. Have you ever noticed the look in those women’s eyes? Ask not indeed.

  3. Joetta says:

    so lovely.

  4. V-Grrrl says:

    The last one is my favorite. Some doors are meant to remain open.

  5. kris says:

    “fragile hothouse flower instead of a hardy perennial”
    BRILLIANT!