The Goblet

The Goblet

The pessimist accuses it of being dangerously half empty.
The optimist, beaming, positively insists: ‘No, half FULL!’
The cynic considers there may be too little, or too much.
The philosopher contemplates all fluids existing outside.
The narcissist corrects his coiffure in his reflections.
The spiritualist seeks answers from a happy medium.

The artist adroitly trims the vessel’s upperness.
The alcoholic downs it and orders another.
The surrealist gets himself drunk.
The realist uses a straw.
The idiot up-ends it on his head.
The pragmatist shrugs and takes a sip.

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About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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12 Responses to The Goblet

  1. Polly says:

     Hi Colin,
    Able to comment at last – looks like the goblet was half-full all the time, either that, or the top of the goblet was trimmed. I don’t quite understand how anybody could stick it up their nose …. 🙂
    Hope you had a good weekend.
     

    • pendantry says:

      Ack. I never did get around to thanking you for pointing out that you’d need a pretty huge nose for that… and as a result, I changed that line. A bit late, and courtesy of dear old Live Spaces (RIP) I’ve no idea where you’re at now, but, anyway: Thanks! 🙂

  2. Howdy doodley dandy Colin :)))))
    Thanks for your…erm….descriptive comment :))))
    Me likeys you 🙂
    Ok so your blog….Im gonna go for……The alcoholic…1, because Im Scottish & 2, cause I am indeed an alcoholic….minus the drink!!!
    My blogs a riot???…I laugh out load (lol) mwahaha whenever I read yours….actually I phoned a friend and told her about your starry one :)))
    Nice to see you again…to see you nice….TA-DA….That was my Bruce Forsyth impression by the way (btw)
    Am I teaching you anything here???? 
    Have a squidgley, squadgley week…(I don’t know what it means OK)
    Hugs
    Pinky
    xxx 

  3. Wolfy's says:

     Hello Colin.Many thanks for your visit to my space.You have a very interesting space here,not much forest green though : ) Best regards.Wolfy.

  4. Chatty says:

    Reminds me of the pyschology lecturer who filled a glass with pebbles.
     
    He asked his students ‘is this glass full’? The students to a man said yes. The lecturer then went on to explain that the pebbles are like the bigger things in life; our homes, our cars, our jobs.
     
    The lecturer then proceeded to pour smaller stones into the glass; they filtered down between the bigger pebbles. The lecturer asked again ‘is this glass full’? His students laughed and replied yes. The lecturer then went on to explain that the smaller stones  are like relationships in our lives; we can live without them, but they make our lives more full.
     
    He then took fine sand and poured it onto the pepples and small stones. The finer grains trickled into the tiny spaces. ‘And now’ said the lecturer ‘this glass is full’. He likened the sand to the smaller things that give us pleasure; the night time sight of the milky way, an owl hunting by the light of the moon.
     
    One of his students took a can of beer from his satchel,opened the ring pull, walked up to the glass and proceeded to pour the can of beer over the pebbles, the smaller stones and the fine sand. The student then went on to explain that however full our lives are, there is ALWAYS room for a beer 🙂
     

  5. penpusherpen says:

    ah, the ever changing uses of the goblet… Is this a ..goblet I see before me? ’tis so, and made of chocolate, so I shall partake and it shall be a goblet no more.. . (I fear my chocolate addiction had addled my brain cells.. ) xx

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