Alo and De Distracting








Alo and De Distracting #54


Alo and De Distracting

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2018 November 03, 2018



Alo: Now that is distracting!

Yan: Very!

Jun: De and I, we, were, just making new clothes... a mistake... we accidentally cut the patterns differently... ha! Yes!

Yan: Ha! So this is the 'secret' that you and De had had... I am now glad that Alo and I did not pry further and ruin the good surprise.

Alo: De's little smile... and her blush, is near what Jun's blush often is...

Yan: They know that we know... but it is funny, but also so distracting! Ha!

Alo: Oh, but I am confident that the girls are anxious for us to comment on the new clothes...

Yan: Ha! Should we hide the bad and the good, and only say what is mediocre? Ha!

Alo: Ha! Oh, I have been married long enough to know where the balance should be cleaved... and, as always, it should be near the end of extreme good.

Yan: Ha! Understood!

De: Teasers... we are not that bad... maybe, a little close sometimes... ha!

Alo: Ha! But, seriously... the new clothes are very nice... very... very... very distracting! Ha!

Yan: Ha! I agree!

Jun: Good enough for ancients?

Yan: Definitely... surely better than the ancients'...

Jun: The ancient writings, they knew why our clothes are pretty...

Yan: Indeed so!

Alo: Intriguing, and such a good example... people know what is pretty of clothing... elaborate... fancy... bright of style... but so few people can explain why...

Yan: And too, different measures for different people...

Alo: Agreed... some people are happy, believing that wrapping a bed sheet around themselves is pretty... not pretty to other cultures... ratios, patterns, patterns of ratios, contrasts, many other measures... all participate to judge what is pretty of clothing...

Yan: I think the girls judged very well... now, I feel, drab...

Jun: We win! Ha!

Yan: Ha! Oh but now you and De will have to sew Alo and me new clothes also! To match the styles of yours!

Jun: We can do that!

Alo: Oh, but the clothes, are so... what is the word... distracting! Ha!

De: Jun, I believe that what the boys are saying, is that they like our new clothes...

Jun: I agree!

Yan: Yes, we like... we like the clothes, a lot! The style, it is similar to our normal style, but more elaborate... more like what I had seen in west cultures, but while also being more refined, more useful, more modest... not just copying another culture's style...

Alo: Expressing one's heart... colored with purpose of pleasing others... while retaining self-values... excellent blend, seen... and now, I feel as Yan... drab, increasingly embarrassed that I have not given similar thought and effort to present myself similarly...

De: It is okay... Jun and I, we knew... we already began planning men's clothes...





Alo: Thank you, I appreciate it, and, you must let us participate sewing... not let us feel unworthy of the clothes, nor feel that the clothes are dishonest expressions of our own hearts... not wear laborious clothing over a lazy heart...

Yan: Same for me...

Jun: Thank you, both of you... it does have meaning to De and I, that you understand the purposes of the clothing...

Yan: If I can reciprocate similar, then that is what is proper, what is good... Alo surely chooses similar...

Alo: Yes, very similar indeed. And, my staring at De... I am observing and analyzing how excellently the girls chose the clothing style... ratios of cut, harmonize with ratios of hair... ratios of shapes, harmonize... patterns, harmonize of ratios... patterns of all combined, harmonize with face, accent eyes, agree with cheeks... the person inside, is accented, beautifully... center of flower... nothing odd, nothing contradicts, nothing cheap of lacking mindfulness and effort...

De: Thank you... we appreciate your words...

Jun: Yes, thank you, so very much...

Yan: And there, both of them, lower their faces... modesty... further accents the clothes... is indeed beautiful...

Alo: It is a shame, that in front of us, are as perfect examples of beauty, and, yet, the outsiders, do not know what beauty is... outsiders cannot feel the same kind of love as our people feel... cannot feel same kind of respect... cannot feel same kind of emotions... cannot sense same kind of beauty...

Yan: But ours, is Nature's way... outsiders, they think that beauty is as rocks floating in air... as planting seeds in the sky... as horses meowing... the outsiders, they believe, and say, that beauty occurs magically... the outsiders' explanation of beauty, is not possible in Nature...

Alo: Agreed... but also look and appreciate... which is the more beautiful, our wives' clothing, or the outsiders' most elaborate clothing?

Yan: Easy... wives' clothing... and, yes, appreciated, very much appreciated... but also so very much distracting! Ha!

Alo: Ha! Yes! A beautiful flower garden is meant to be seen, admired, stared at, enjoyed...

Yan: The other women, they will now want similar clothing... husbands, likely not complain...

Alo: And, what will be next? De and I discussed this a long time ago... more mindful of clothes, leads to more mindful of furniture, leads to more mindful of home, leads to more mindful of neighborhood, leads to more mindful of community, leads to more mindful of people...

Yan: But is that not what it ought to be?

Alo: Not sure... it is good, that there is now an increase of mindfulness in one direction... it is a new type of harmony for us... but how much is too much? Absence of caring of appearances, on the left... too much caring of appearance, on the right... the left, is bad... lazy, uncaring... the right, focuses on material things, the good can become bad if too much focus... where do we cleave?

Yan: Beautiful neighborhood... if, of course, other people did similar... but then, would the community people then become focused on outer qualities, and eventually lose sight of inner qualities?

Alo: Human weakness... once begin doing a thing, cannot stop... hoard... human drive, is not single path... many paths run alongside, mingle... this has been one of my own questions for a long time... if all harmony of heart, then no harmony of clothing style, but, absence of caring for clothing, is bad... a hundred different paths flowing different directions... each direction has extreme good and extreme bad... choosing one good path, forces another path to become bad... the easy words say to walk the middle path, but there, mediocrity... not good... lukewarm... weak... no value.

Yan: And, then, which path does Nature choose?

Alo: That, is the core of the question... Nature permits man to choose, Nature does not choose for us... so, therefore, the choice is to choose the best creativity, and then, let-go of the other paths...

Yan: Not easy to do...

Alo: No...