from 2008, TLC with UNPRETTY
PHENOMENA UNEXPLAINED: MAN TALK WOMAN,
COMBUSTION & US ELECTION
written & edited by Kendall F. Person
MAN TALK WOMAN
We are not talking about the coming of age years when a boy’s self-confidence is as fragile or more so than a girls’, for it is a well documented fact, that girls mature at an earlier age. We are not speaking of the transition into manhood, when young men beat their chests in an attempt to be treated like a man, yet still wet behind the ears. We are not reminiscing about a drunken bachelors party, when male bonding traditions often make it rain. But even then, the women dancers are respected irregardless of their current profession. We are not replaying a joke told by a comedian as part of a routine, that was only funny in context, nor rehashing a one liner from a movie, that portrays the villain or advances the plot. We are not on the subject of the Taliban or any other regime that defines women as less than leaders or equals or nurturers of society or President of a Nation.
As full grown men in our 50s & 60s, with wives or sisters and mothers and nieces and daughters or believers in equality and justice and liberation and freedom, not even in locker rooms or on poker night or during business trips does man – as a whole or even on the average – talk woman in such sexual abstract possessive dominance. If we did, the hypocrisy of “who in the hell do we think we are” would gnaw at us every time we offer wisdom to our sons or nephews or young men of any demographic, struggling to find meaning or are challenged with respect – both giving and receiving – or lacking role models in the immediate circumference of their worlds — for it would wreak havoc on our consciousness. And even if no one knew, it would be an unexplained and unnecessary internal burden of shame to carry and blight on our contribution and legacy as we move toward the twilight years.
In 1725, in Rheims, France, an innkeeper would began a frantic search for his bride. Having covered the grounds as completely as he could, Nicole Millet – his wife – seemingly vanished without a trace. He would go on to face murder charges for the death of his wife. The courts finding him guilty, to some, only because there was no other explanation. But he would file a successful appeal, that would clear his given name, and depending upon our acceptance of the beginning of life, the appeals court either acted illogically, or we accept the courts final opinion, which cites the cause of death as a visitation from God.
It is quite understandable how the remains of Nicole Millet’s body could have been overlooked, even though they rested on a chair, in plain site of all who searched. The Inn was intact. No signs of flames, inside or out. The room where her charred remains were discovered, was clear of any dark soot or smoke. Even the chair in which she had sat, was un-scorched by the inferno that engulfed her.
Differing accounts exists, but even if you are a skeptic or accept a scientific explanation, Nicole Millet’s demise, was not a singular occurrence. It is known as spontaneous human combustion, an inferno implodes within the body, burning it to ashes from the inside out. And while arguments are made on both sides of the aisle, the power of a deity versus a medical device; how the human body could, without warning or a catalyst to set it off, simply bursts into flames, is a phenomena that remains unsolved.
Hypnotism is trespass into the territory of another’s consciousness. Its temporary phenomena have nothing in common with the miracles preformed by men [and women] of divine realization. – Paramahansa Yogananda
From the nation’s largest newspapers, to Evangelical leaders, from the military brass to current and Presidents past to all demographics: White, Black, Latino and Asian. Men & Women: handicapped, blue collar PhD and LGBTQ. From Veterans and the active duty, to believers in democracy with an allegiance to the red, white & blue: shall we unite behind Her as one nation with dignity and strength and prevent an unexplained phenomena of a Trump Presidency.
*Combustion – The Lives We Live a reality Show 4th Dismissal